Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) announced her husband of 41 years, Kevin Reynolds, has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Hawkeye State governor said she is “optimistic” about her husband’s ability to recover from the diagnosis thanks to advanced treatments in a statement on Thursday.
“We’re grateful to the incredible medical team caring for Kevin. Our doctor has assured us that significant advancements in lung cancer treatment have been very effective and we have every reason to be optimistic,” Kim Reynolds said. “We are confident in our team as we begin treatment, and we will beat this together.”
“Kevin has been my anchor throughout our 41 years of marriage, and I will be the same for him as he begins treatment. We are blessed to be surrounded by a loving family and a community of prayer warriors. We know God is with us on this journey,” she added.
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), an ally of the Iowa governor, shared his support for her and her husband by saying he and his wife, Casey, know “firsthand” how difficult cancer diagnoses can be, referring to his wife’s battle with breast cancer.
In the beginning of March, DeSantis announced on X that his wife had beaten cancer.
“I have a positive update about my wife Casey DeSantis. After going through both treatment and surgery for breast cancer, she is now considered cancer free,” he said in the video. “All of you who have had thoughts and prayers that have been given to my family and my wife, thank you for doing that. It’s lifted her spirits and made a tremendous difference.”
“For all the women out there who are going through breast cancer right now – you can overcome this,” DeSantis continued. “I know it’s very difficult, but my wife is proof positive, and this is the exact type of news we had hoped for. She still has more to do, but I’m confident she’s going to make a full recovery. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.”
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