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Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:01 PM

From Congressman John Lewis, American Hero

Source: Mr Lewis office release

December 29, 2019


ATLANTA U.S. Rep. John Lewis today released the following statement:

I have been in some kind of fight - for freedom, equality, basic human rights - for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.

This month in a routine medical visit, and subsequent tests, doctors discovered Stage IV pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis has been reconfirmed.

While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases; that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were; that I have a fighting chance.

So I have decided to do what I know to do; what I have always done: I am going to fight it, and keep fighting for the Beloved Community. We still have bridges to cross.

To my constituents: Being your representative in Congress is the honor of a lifetime. I will return to Washington in coming days to continue our work and begin my treatment plan, which will occur over the next several weeks. I may miss a few votes during this period, but with Gods grace I will be back on the front lines soon.

Please keep me in your prayers as I begin this journey.


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I have not seen this posted, but Mr Lewis is a true American Hero. Any and all prayers, best wishes, however you convey hope, please do so.

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Reply From Congressman John Lewis, American Hero (Original post)
bottomofthehill Dec 2019 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Dec 2019 #1
greatauntoftriplets Dec 2019 #2
SWBTATTReg Dec 2019 #3
bottomofthehill Dec 2019 #25
TygrBright Dec 2019 #4
MBS Dec 2019 #16
elleng Dec 2019 #5
Hoyt Dec 2019 #6
BumRushDaShow Dec 2019 #7
mahina Dec 2019 #8
bottomofthehill Dec 2019 #26
ms liberty Dec 2019 #9
BigmanPigman Dec 2019 #10
pazzyanne Dec 2019 #11
Grammy23 Dec 2019 #12
Evolve Dammit Dec 2019 #13
bonniebgood Dec 2019 #14
mcar Dec 2019 #15
Kali Dec 2019 #17
ancianita Dec 2019 #18
tosh Dec 2019 #19
democrank Dec 2019 #20
bottomofthehill Dec 2019 #28
warmfeet Dec 2019 #21
grantcart Dec 2019 #22
calimary Dec 2019 #23
bottomofthehill Dec 2019 #29
mahina Dec 2019 #30
Gothmog Dec 2019 #24
Gothmog Dec 2019 #27
Judi Lynn Dec 2019 #31

Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:05 PM

1. Oh no....

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:08 PM

2. Shit.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:10 PM

3. Thank you for letting us know of his condition...Mr. Lewis has my prayers and well wishes. NT

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:12 PM

25. He is a treasure, praying for strength to him to fight this battle

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:10 PM

4. All the prayers, all the strength I can send...

Sir, you gave your strength, your prayers, your conviction unstintingly to me and the rest of the American people for decades.

Now my prayers and strength, such as they are, are at your service.

Stay strong.

These are the times that try our souls, may we be worthy of their gift.

sincerely,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:35 PM

16. Beautifully said, thanks. n/t

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:16 PM

5. Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:19 PM

6. A national hero, that has been subject to a lot of vile criticism from the deplorables in Georgia.

 

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:23 PM

7. Now breaking across multiple sources

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN

Updated 6:16 PM ET, Sun December 29, 2019

Washington (CNN)Civil rights icon and US Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, his office announced Sunday.

Lewis, 79, will undergo treatment for it, his office said. "I have been in some kind of fight -- for freedom, equality, basic human rights -- for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now," Lewis said in a statement.

"This month in a routine medical visit, and subsequent tests, doctors discovered Stage IV pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis has been reconfirmed," he said. "While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of caner treatable in many cases, that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were, and that I have a fighting chance," he added

The long-serving Democrat has represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District, which includes much of Atlanta, since first being elected in 1986.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/politics/john-lewis-pancreatic-cancer/index.html



Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis says he is receiving treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer

By Washington Post Staff
Dec. 29, 2019 at 6:10 p.m. EST

Lewis (D-Ga.) said he will continue serving in Congress while undergoing treatment. I have been in some kind of fight for freedom, equality, basic human rights for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now, he said in a statement.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/12/29/civil-rights-icon-rep-john-lewis-says-he-is-receiving-treatment-for-stage-4-pancreatic-cancer/


I am sending healing thoughts for him for this latest battle that he will be waging.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:24 PM

8. Love and prayers for healing for this great man.

Are so blessed that he is in our lives. Im thankful for every doctor helping him and every health professional and helper has a including those who clean and take out the trash. Protect him from all harm.

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Response to mahina (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:14 PM

26. Wht beautiful thoughts

I am sure it will mean a lot to his family, his staff and his friends.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:32 PM

9. ...

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:34 PM

10. Fuck, fuck, fuck!

Why do the good ones seem to get news like this while the evil ones seem to live healthy lives forever? "You know who" should get this news, if the world were fair that is?!?

*I just heard on CNN how Alex Trebek has stage 4 Pan. Cancer and had intense chemo and came back 5 months later, apparently it worked, for now anyway. Let's hope J. Lewis follows the same path.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:40 PM

11. Prayers and wishes for speedy healing, Rep John Lewis.

Fight hard, there is still a great need for your leadership.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:48 PM

12. If there is anyone who has the courage and drive to


Fight this terrible disease, its Mr. Lewis. As a breast cancer survivor, I Wish him comfort and warm affection as he faces down another foe.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:07 PM

13. You are a national hero Congressman Lewis. Stay strong and know you are loved.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:23 PM

14. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Keep Fighting We love You. Peace, Health, Love. NT

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:30 PM

15. Oh no!



Healing vibes to this great American.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:38 PM

17. fuck

and that garbage-eating orange anus keeps on tweeting...

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:41 PM

18. Fight on, Mr. Lewis! We love you and pray for your healing, for you and your spirit to be at peace.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:43 PM

19. Sending all my best...

thoughts, vibes, wishes, love and prayers straight to you, Congressman Lewis! You are my hero. Stay strong!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:49 PM

20. Sending love, sending strength

sending profound gratitude to this man who taught me so much

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Response to democrank (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:23 PM

28. A long champion of healthcare from his perch on Ways & Means

We will stand up for what is right, for what is fair and what is just. Health care is a right and not a privilege.
John Lewis

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:17 PM

21. A great American.

We need all of congress to emulate him.

He is a true hero. Indeed, we can all follow his path, regardless of outcome related to this diagnosis.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:36 PM

22. We still have bridges to cross and we still need Congressman Lewis to lead us.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 09:59 PM

23. No kidding.

What a bummer!

We're with you, Rep. Lewis. Sending you good and healing vibes of all kinds. I dearly hope you can stick around for awhile longer, sir, because we sure do need you.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:26 PM

29. Still bringing people to the bridge

Still teaching his lessons. It is a lot easier to walk over the Pettis Bridge with him today than it was his first trip. Amazing Courage. Amazing Man!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 12:56 AM

30. Yes indeed.

I gave my nephew his trilogy, March.

Ive given it to many. Im so thankful for him.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 10:02 PM

24. Statement from Joe Biden on Congressman John Lewis

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 11:15 PM

27. I will be keeping John Lewis in my prayers

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2019, 03:44 AM

31. He has always been deeply civilized and caring, working so much harder than others from the start.

There's no one like him.

Hoping Congressman Lewis will get so much goodness and help coming to him now from every direction. He has earned far, far more than that long ago.

You wouldn't even want to put the name "politician" on someone who has given so much of his life, starting so long before he ever considered running for office. Endured much, with so much dignity. Don't know how he has done it.

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