It comes with great sadness to inform our readers that Senator John McCain has decided to discontinue medical treatment for the aggressive form of brain cancer he has. The McCain family announced the news on Friday, August 24, according to "The Hill."
"In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict," the McCain family said in a statement released by the senator's office.
"With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," the statement continued.
"Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers," the statement added.
"God bless and thank you all."
In July 2017, Sen. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer and earlier this year he has been seeking treatment in Arizona.
"My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year," Meghan McCain said on Twitter.
"Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you - you've given us strength to carry on," she continued.
Will you please keep the McCain family in your prayers?