“The news of my father’s illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family,” she wrote. “It is an experience familiar to us, given my father’s previous battle with cancer – and it is familiar to the countless American families whose loved ones are also stricken with the tragedy of disease and the inevitability of age.”
Meghan went on to praise her father, who also had melanoma skin cancer in 2000, saying that he has been the “most confident and calm” of anyone in the family. “He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him.”
Senator McCain also got support from former President Barack Obama, who ran against him in the 2008 presidential election.
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