We have fought together on key health issues and, at times, we have butted heads. But whether we have agreed or disagreed, one thing has never changed……our profound respect for Senator John McCain.
“Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said Wednesday, throwing into doubt when and if he will return to Washington to resume his duties in the Senate.
The Mayo Clinic said doctors diagnosed a tumor called a glioblastoma after surgery to remove a blood clot above McCain’s left eye last week. The senator and his family are considering treatment options, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, according to the hospital.”
Fox News wrote, “According to his office, McCain is “in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona.”
Senator McCain’s daughter, Meghan, wrote a touching tribute to her father on Twitter that, in part, read:
“It won’t surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father,” Meghan wrote on Twitter. “He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him. The aggressions of political life could not bend him. So he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in many ways: but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has.”
Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) President & CEO Greg Vigdor shared his thoughts on Senator McCain.
“We join in the call and prayers for Senator McCain’s full and swift recovery. He is a true American hero and has already blazed a leadership legacy for the betterment of Arizona and the Nation. We look forward to his continuing to do so for a long time to come”
President Donald Trump released a statement saying, “Senator John McCain has always been a fighter. Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.”
Former President Barack Obama tweeted his respect and best wishes for the Arizona senator.
We want to extend our very best wishes to Senator McCain and his family. McCain, a prisoner of war during Vietnam, has served our state in the Senate for 30 years. We are proud to have worked with him to try to find new ways to drive better health here in Arizona. Like us, Senator McCain is always looking to solve health issues by focusing on solutions that best serve the people, patients and communities of our state. His tireless work has helped to bring us closer to our goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!