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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.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Dec 29, 2019, 07:01 PM (31 replies)
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