As announced by the Republican leader’s office, the first lady, Casey DeSantis, will soon begin treatment to face the disease
Florida’s first lady, Casey DeSantis, was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41. A mother of three , DeSantis has been very active in her husband’s career since Ron DeSantis was a federal congressman.
The governor’s office in Tallahassee made the announcement today in a brief statement. ” I am saddened to report that our esteemed first lady, my beloved wife, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, ” says the statement signed by Ron DeSantis . “As the mother of three children, Casey is the centerpiece of our family and has made a tremendous impact on the lives of countless Floridians through her work as First Lady,” the statement continues.
Casey DeSantis, whose maiden name was Black, was a reporter and news anchor for a local network in the North Florida city of Jacksonville at the time she met her current husband. Originally from Ohio, she studied economics and French at the University of Charleston.
He moved to Florida in the late 2000s to work as a journalist . In 2010, she married Ron DeSantis, who at the time was a naval officer with political aspirations. Her first meeting was at a golf course in North Florida, a sport in which she is an expert. They were married in September 2010. Together they have two daughters, Madison and Mamie, and a boy, Mason.
As a journalist, while her career was always in the local North Florida market, she excelled at the head of a show called The Chat , which ran simultaneously on local NBC and ABC affiliates in Jacksonville. It was a one-hour talk show, Monday through Friday, analyzing current affairs and politics.
When her husband decided to run for governor of Florida, Casey left television to focus on the race. As a journalist, she was highly influential in developing her husband’s political message.
“As you face the most difficult test of your life, you will not only have my unconditional support, but the support of your entire family, as well as the support and good wishes of Floridians across the state. Casey is a true fighter, and she will never, never, never give up, ”the statement concludes.
Although no details have been given about the stage of the cancer, or the steps to be taken in the treatment, the governor’s office has confirmed that the first lady is under medical care and that they will do everything necessary for her to have a speedy recovery.
Ron DeSantis has not had the best relationship with the press in recent years . At the national level, he is only seen speaking on the Fox news network , which is usually very benevolent with his management. However, all the news networks in the country have reported with great respect today the news of the illness of the first lady of Florida, with words of praise for the former journalist.
As First Lady, her focus has been on issues concerning minors and the family . She has been a great support to her husband in the decision not to implement a mandatory order for the use of masks in schools as a result of COVID-19, leaving the decision of how to handle the issue with their children in the hands of parents.
Casey DeSantis is also a National Riding Champion and a member of Division 1 of the College Football Championship .
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