This is a letter sent from John Edwards concerning his announcement today about his wife’s recurring cancer;
Elizabeth and I are so grateful for your prayers and wishes. Your support means a great deal to us during this difficult time.
As you may have heard, yesterday we found out that Elizabeth’s breast cancer is back, but confined mainly to her bones. Although this isn’t the news we wanted to hear, we are very optimistic. Having been through many struggles together in the past, we know that the key is to keep your head up, keep moving and be strong. And that’s exactly what we intend to do.
Elizabeth and I have been married for nearly 30 years and we will be in this every step of the way together. We will keep a positive attitude and always look for the silver liningâ€”that’s what we do.
Although the cancer is no longer curable, it is treatable, and many patients in similar circumstances have lived full, energetic lives. We expect nothing less for Elizabeth. She expects to do all the things next week that she did last week.
Our campaign goes on and it goes on strongly. We are so proud of the campaign we are runningâ€”a campaign based on ideas and reaching out to people. This campaign is not about me or Elizabethâ€”it’s about all the people we have met these past few years and people like them all across America and the worldâ€”people worried about feeding and clothing their kids; people without health care; people facing hardships overseas.
Both of us are committed to this campaign. We’re committed to this cause and we’re committed to changing this country we love so much.
Thank you again for your support and for standing with us.
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