[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Wasserman Schultz Deals With Breast Cancer

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wasserman Schultz Deals With Breast Cancer

Local news outlets are reporting that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been fighting breast cancer for well over a year.
Determined to help other young women, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz disclosed on Saturday that she endured seven major surgeries last year, including removal of a malignant tumor, to win a bout against breast cancer.

Wasserman Schultz, 42, said she has not missed a day of work since her diagnosis in December 2007 and that she has a clean bill of health.

Now she plans to share her experience while calling for a nationwide education campaign to tell young women about warning signs and testing for breast cancer.

The congresswoman said she waited to disclose her illness until she was well past her last surgery in December and could assure her three young children that "mommy is OK."
I may not agree with Rep. Wasserman Schultz on the vast majority of issues, but aside from her break from partisanship in support of tough measures against Cuba, the fact that she had to deal with multiple surgeries and raising a family without missing a day of work in representing her constituents gets an immense amount of respect from yours truly. I've also had the chance to meet her on one occasion, and she seems to be a nice and down to earth person.

All the best to Rep. Wasserman Schultz.


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