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Casey DeSantis shares how her husband Ron stood by her through cancer in heartwarming video
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Casey DeSantis shares how her husband Ron stood by her through cancer in heartwarming video

Florida first lady Casey DeSantis has released a strong emotional video thanking her husband Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for taking care of their family during her battle with cancer.

On the one-year anniversary of Casey DeSantis' breast cancer diagnosis, the Ron DeSantis reelection campaign announced an ad titled, "That Is Who Ron DeSantis Is."

"First Lady Casey DeSantis knows who he is better than anyone, and in this ad, she shares how Governor DeSantis fights for Florida the same way he fights for his family," the Ron DeSantis reelection campaign said.

The ad features the first lady talking about her husband and how he stood by her and their children while she received treatment for her illness.

"I get asked all the time, who is Ron DeSantis?" Casey DeSantis says in the video. "Well he’s the kid who grew up right here in Florida, working his tail off, paying his own way through school and volunteering to serve in the Navy and deploying to Iraq."

She continues: "He’s the man who I fell in love with from the moment we met, and he’s the dad of three very rambunctious, energetic children: Mamie our two-year-old little comedian, Madison our beautiful sweet five-year-old, and Mason our four-year-old athlete."

"But if you want to know who Ron DeSantis really is, when I was diagnosed with cancer and I was facing the battle for my life, he was the dad who took care of my children when I couldn’t," DeSantis says, voice becoming heavy with emotion.

"He was there to pick me off of the ground when I literally could not stand. He was there to fight for me when I didn’t have the strength to fight for myself. That is who Ron DeSantis is."

Casey DeSantis was diagnosed with breast cancer last October. She underwent chemotherapy treatment, and Gov. DeSantis said in January that she had "responded very well" to treatment. The Florida governor's office announced in March that she was cancer-free after going through treatment and surgery.

Ron DeSantis issued a statement at the time thanking Floridians for their prayers.

“Over the past year, my family has felt the power of prayer in our own lives,” DeSantis said. “The outpouring of support for my wife and our First Lady Casey DeSantis from across Florida and across the world helped us get through a very trying time.”

“Thank you to the prayer warriors and the faithful across Florida and may we all pray that religious liberty will forever abide in our midst. So long as I’m Governor, I can assure you that it will,” he added.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, according to the non-profit group breastcancer.org. About one in eight U.S. women are estimated to develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes.

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