Recently rumors have been rampant that Arizona Sen. John McCain was set to retire from the Senate after decades of service.
His wife swiftly debunked the rumors saying that her husband intended to stay and fight.
Fight Of His Life.
The Arizona senator’s fight has a lot less to do with politics, and a lot more to do with his health.
The senator has missed several votes because of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments he has undergone to treat glioblastoma, a terminal form of brain cancer he was diagnosed with in July 2017.
“Senator McCain is currently receiving treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center for normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy,” Sen. McCain’s office said in a statement in December after he missed three votes. “As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes.”
Sadly, the life expectancy of someone with his condition is only 16 months and the chances of a patient surviving for two years is only 30 percent.
But the Arizona senator said his chances are worse than that.
“Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. You know, it’s—it’s a very poor prognosis,” he told “60 Minutes” in September. “So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can.’ And at the same time celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived.
Most of us disagree strongly with John McCain’s politics. He’s caused a lot of trouble for President Trump. But his military career was decorated.
Many conservatives disagree with the senator on matters of policy, particularly as the Republican Party has moved back to its conservative roots.
But you cannot deny that life in a Vietnamese prison camp that would have destroyed most people.
When he finally came back to the United States, after he was freed from his POW camp, he did not go into hiding and lick his wounds.
He became a life-long public servant instead.
No matter what disagreements one has with him, his sacrifices should be remembered.