Although there are no details about her condition, I am sure we all will want to offer our prayers, or at least kind thoughts, for Casey DeSantis as she faces a cancer diagnosis and the upcoming treatment. Governor DeSantis made a public statement today about his wife’s health:
“I am saddened to report that Florida’s esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer. As the mother of three young children, Casey is the centerpiece of our family and has made an impact on the lives of countless Floridians through her initiatives as First Lady. As she faces the most difficult test of her life, she will have not only have my unwavering support but the support of our entire family, as well as the prayers and well wishes from Floridians across our state. Casey is a true fighter, and she will never, never, never give up.” – Governor Ron DeSantis
The couple has been married since 2010, and have three children — Madison, Mason and Mamie.
The 41-year-old first lady is a former producer and Emmy award-winning television show host. As first lady, she has worked on multiple initiatives, including “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Hope,” which fosters collaboration between residents, government entities, the private sector and religious and nonprofit groups to help people work toward economic prosperity.
She also spearheaded the an initiative in February that partners with professional athletes and teams to help the state’s youth tackle the stigma surrounding mental health issues.