‘My heart is broken’ – Cindy McCain on passing of her husband

Senator John McCain will be laid to rest at the US Naval Academy Cemetery at Annapolis, Maryland. No date has been announced.

Sen. John McCain – an American war hero and a giant in US politics – passed away on Saturday, according to his office.

The news of his death comes one day after his wife Cindy and daughter Meghan McCain reported that the senator had stopped seeking further treatment for the deadly brain cancer known as Glioblastoma Multiforme, GBM.

 

 

The cancerous tumour in a GBM expands inside the brain often squeezing vital motor control and breathings centres of the brain.

Cindy and Meghan McCain Cindy and Meghan McCain had issued statements one day before Sen. John McCain’s death that he had stopped treatment for Glioblastoma.

Cindy and Meghan McCain have thanked the public for love and prayers. They announced on Friday that John McCain  would no longer take cancer medication.

“I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey,” Cindy McCain had said on Friday.

Her statement and another one from Meghan stated that the family had known the prognosis was very poor as it is for GBM globally. They said McCain had suspended treatment for his condition.

Meghan McCain statement Meghan McCain said she was with her father at the time he passed away.

McCain, 81, served in the Navy until 1981. He was elected to the house in 1982 and the senate in 1986. He made one unsuccessful bid for the presidency, saying later it was an enjoyable experience even though he had lost.

He was loved across party lines because of his dignified debating skills and his stand on major issues. In recent months he had clashed with US President Donald Trump over a number of issues..

President Obama said: John McCain and l were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher — the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed.

“We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible — and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

“Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did, But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means, And for that, we are all in his debt, Michelle and | send our most heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family,”