DeSantis Says “Prayers Were Answered” as Wife Casey DeSantis Beats Cancer

May 5, 2022 Updated 11:38 AM ET

Gov. Ron DeSantis thanks Americans for supporting him and his wife, Casey DeSantis, in beating cancer.
Gov. Ron DeSantis thanks Americans for supporting him and his wife, Casey DeSantis, in beating cancer.

May 5, 2022 Updated 11:38 A.M. ET

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis thanked prayer warriors on National Day of Prayer for standing alongside his family as his wife and Florida’s First Lady, Casey DeSantis, received her final radiation treatment last week. 

“Over the past year, my family has felt the power of prayer in our own lives,” DeSantis expressed. “The outpouring of support for my wife and our First Lady Casey DeSantis from across Florida and across the world helped us get through a very trying time.”

“And today, we can say those prayers were answered because the first lady is cancer free and just last week received her final radiation treatment,” he explained. 

“Thank you to the prayer warriors and the faithful across Florida and may we all pray that religious liberty will forever abide in our midst. So long as I’m Governor, I can assure you that it will.”

Casey DeSantis’ diagnosis was announced in October. She finished chemotherapy treatments in late January.

“Last year I signed a bill ensuring a moment of silence for reflection in public schools which students and teachers can use to pray,” DeSantis said. 

DeSantis reiterated his multiple initiatives to improve cooperation between state government and Florida’s faith-based organizations. 

“This past November we launched the Governor’s faith and community initiative office to break down silos between state agencies and civil society,” he said. 

“A few weeks ago I signed into law the strongest pro-life protections in Florida in a generation as well as legislation to promote fatherhood, to increase funding for foster care and to promote adoption.”

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