Oh … what terrible news.
“Rep. John Lewis said on Sunday that he is suffering from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and will undergo treatment, though he plans to keep serving his district.
Doctors discovered the Georgia Democrat’s condition in a routine December medical visit and subsequent tests. The diagnosis has been reconfirmed, Lewis said in a statement.
“I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, equality, basic human rights — for nearly my entire life,” he said. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now.”
Lewis said that he is “clear-eyed” about the prognosis, but that his doctors believe recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable. Lewis said has “a fighting chance,” and will return to Congress in the coming days to get back to work — though the Georgia Democratsaid he might miss a few votes. …”
After all John Lewis has done to make Selma the utopia it has become 50 years after his stand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, he will be sorely missed. It has only been a few months since we lost Kang Elijah Cummings.