Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shared some heartbreaking news Monday, announcing in a statement that his wife, Casey DeSantis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Florida’s first lady, the mother of three small children with the governor, is 41 years old. They married in 2010 and their children are Madison, 4, Mason, 3, and 18 month-old Mamie.
“I am saddened to report that Florida’s esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer,” the statement said. “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.”
There are four major initiatives being pushed by Mrs. DeSantis, including “Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity, Economic Self-Sufficiency and Hope.”
Casey DeSantis is a former producer and Emmy award-winning television show host for the PGA tour, a three-time equestrian national champion, as well as a runner-up NCAA division one champion, according to Fox News.