The world took a deep breath Wednesday when it was announced that Senator John McCain had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Mayo Clinic said the senator and his family are considering treatment options, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
Senator McCain currently serves as the senior Senator from Arizona. He has held that position since 1987. He was the Republican nominee in the 2008 presidential election. During the Vietnam War, McCain is shot down and captured by North Vietnamese forces. He was held as a POW for more than five years.
There were many people who sent messages to McCain. On twitter we saw:
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
As he’s shown his entire life, don’t bet against John McCain. Best wishes to him for a swift recovery.
.SenJohnMcCain’s patriotism and courage are vital to the nation. With the fearful news tonight, Ann and I pray for his recovery.
John McCain is a hero, one of the most respected senators and a friend. The hopes and prayers of the nation are with him and his family.
There are so many more messages.
Perhaps the most beautiful message was written by McCain’s daughter, Meghan. Her message really pulls at your heart:
Statement regarding my father @SenJohnMcCain: pic.twitter.com/SMte9Hkwkq
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
Clay Aiken and Meghan are good friends. They have very different political ideas, but respect each other and their opinions. Clay was a guest on her radio show for about a year. I remember when Clay was invited to her home for an election party.
Meghan, please know that we are all sending positive thoughts to you and your entire family.
I hope the following song from Clay will give you some strength.