TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his wife, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Fox News first reported on Monday morning.
Gov. DeSantis shared the following statement about his wife’s diagnosis:
“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.”
According to her biography, Casey DeSantis is a native of Troy, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the College of Charleston. Casey DeSantis also worked for the PGA Tour as a producer and on-air host and earned an Emmy for on-air talent while working in Jacksonville, Florida.
During her time as First Lady of Florida, Casey DeSantis has launched four major initiatives, one of which is the Resiliency Florida initiative, a partnership with professional sports teams and athletes, including Tom Brady, David Beckham, Peyton Manning, to address the stigma surrounding mental health. These teams and athletes are lending their voices and personal stories of resilience and hope to empower Florida students to persevere through adversity.
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The DeSantis family has three children -- two daughters, 4-year-old Madison and 18-month-old Mamie, and a son, 3-year-old Mason.
Florida Cabinet members took to social media to send their well wishes to Casey DeSantis, like Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis (R), Attorney General Ashley Moody (R), and Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee (R). Florida lawmakers like Rep. Kat Cammack (R) and Sen. Rick Scott (R) also sent their prayers to Casey DeSantis.
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