Sometimes the shortest statements are the most powerful.
Such was the case Friday when Meghan McCain, outspoken daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain, took to Twitter to post a brief update on her father’s ongoing battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
“My father completed first round of radiation/chemo,” Meghan McCain’s post says. His resilience & strength is incredible. Fight goes on, here’s to small wins.”
She closes with a hashtag that we can’t reprint, but it pretty much sums up how everyone feels when they have a personal experience with cancer.
The tweet is clearly resonating, having been retweeted more than 6,500 times and liked more than 70,000 times, since she posted it Friday afternoon.
This is not the first time that Meghan McCain has shared personal and poignant thoughts about her dad.
In a statement shortly after his diagnosis, the younger McCain called her father “the toughest person I know.” She said that cancer may afflict him in many ways, “but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has.”
Father and daughter also frequently post sweet candid shots of themselves on their respective Twitter (and Instagram) accounts.
F— cancer indeed.
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