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Gov. Larry Hogan (File Bryan P. Sears/The Daily Record)
Gov. Larry Hogan (File Bryan P. Sears/The Daily Record)

Hogan asks supporters to remember other cancer patients

Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday in a social media message marking his fourth day of chemotherapy asked his supporters to remember and help other cancer patients.

“Today, I humbly ask that those who support me also remember the thousands of others facing seemingly insurmountable odds, who are just as deserving of our love and support,” Hogan wrote in a message on Facebook.” Do what you can for them, whether it’s making a donation to a cancer-fighting charity, volunteering your time to help sick patients, preparing meals for a family in need, or simply saying a prayer.”

 

Hogan is in his fourth of five days of chemotherapy in what is the second round of treatment for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The governor announced last month that he will undergo six rounds of intense chemotherapy over 18 weeks.

The governor wrote that he is “feeling pretty good, all things considered.

“This experience has been one of the most difficult challenges I have faced in my life. The physical and emotional toll this disease takes, the fear, anxiety, and exhaustion it causes, is indescribable,” Hogan wrote.

Here’s the full text of Hogan’s message:

Today is the fourth day of my second round of chemo and I’m feeling pretty good, all things considered. The outpouring of support since my diagnosis has been nothing short of incredible, and I appreciate each and every prayer and well wish more than I can say.

This experience has been one of the most difficult challenges I have faced in my life. The physical and emotional toll this disease takes, the fear, anxiety, and exhaustion it causes, is indescribable.

Yet as I reflect on my own journey so far, I fully recognize how blessed I am to have the support of not only my family and friends, but also an entire state. It is this support that gives me strength to carry on. And in recognizing this, I can’t help but think of the thousands of other families fighting this same battle, who may not have the benefit of kind words and encouragement such as I have received. Young or old, black or white, rich or poor – cancer does not discriminate.

Since beginning my campaign for governor over a year and a half ago, I’ve met thousands of Marylanders, and in doing so it has cemented my belief that we are a great state of compassionate, caring people who lift one another up in times of need.

Today, I humbly ask that those who support me also remember the thousands of others facing seemingly insurmountable odds, who are just as deserving of our love and support. Do what you can for them, whether it’s making a donation to a cancer-fighting charity, volunteering your time to help sick patients, preparing meals for a family in need, or simply saying a prayer. Thank you.

‪#‎HoganStrong‬ ‪#‎CancerSucks‬

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