It came as a heartbreaking shock to many when Senator John McCain announced he had been diagnosed with brain cancer several days ago. At the age of 80, he has lived a long fulfilling life and he’s achieved so many things. He has survived many tough battles that we can’t even begin to wrap our heads around.
It was strange to hear his medical condition discussed in such a way on national television. Of course, there isn’t much privacy at that level of government. McCain’s primary physician, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, was interviewed on air and went into great detail about his medical reports.
Bombarded By The Media
Once, John McCain had entertained the idea that he was going to be president. In fact, he called it “his time” as he urged his competition to sit down.
There were concerns even then about the health of John McCain. He was in his 70s at the time and people were genuinely concerned whether or not he could do four or eight years as the president. Today, he is still fighting hard in Senate and working as if nothing is wrong.
Already Trying To Jump Right Into His Shoes
McCain is now 80 years old. A normal man of his age would have retired already. He has pushed himself beyond plausible limits to do what he loves, to serve our country as a great leader. Of course, his competition is calling for him to step down so they can have his seat. As if a cancer diagnosis wasn’t bad enough. Now he has vultures after his job.
We are talking, however, about Senator John McCain. He survived a POW camp. He has served proudly in both the military and in office. If anything, he’s going to fight back and cancer won’t know what hit it.