Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Governor Hogan Talks Year Since Cancer Diagnosis


One year ago today, I was faced with tough news. I had just received a diagnosis that no one ever wants to receive: an advanced and aggressive cancer was rapidly spreading throughout my body, and I was faced with the prospect of sharing what is often a very personal and private journey, with millions of people.
As a first-term governor only five months into my administration, Marylanders were looking to me for change, transparency, and honesty. I knew that I should not fight this battle behind closed doors, if sharing my experience could encourage others.
So that day, one year ago, with my family by my side, I shared my diagnosis with the people of Maryland. In the days, weeks, and months that have passed since, I have been overwhelmed by the absolutely incredible outpouring of support from across the state, the nation, and even from across the world.
I was encouraged by families facing much tougher battles than my own. And it is undoubtedly due to your prayers and support, that I can now say I am 100% cancer-free and in complete remission.
In spite of that obstacle we never stopped working hard to change Maryland for the better.
Our team has accomplished a great deal over the past year, from leading the nation in job creation, having the best year for business in eight years, providing $660 million in tax, toll, and fee relief, turning our economy around, enacting the greatest environmental initiative in a generation to save the Bay, closing the Baltimore City jail, instituting criminal justice reform and fighting the state's heroin epidemic, and much more.
If we can accomplish all that in a year, while dealing with riots and battling cancer, just imagine what we can accomplish together over the next two and a half years!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember what KIND of cancer the Governor had? We are dealing with it in our family and didn't realize how many kinds there are and how different they are and that the treatments are very different.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Lol turned on the annon again ? U need meds.

Anonymous said...

I VOTED for hogan and i regret it he is a rino and a pos for not voting for trump.

Anonymous said...

He has changed since his ordeal,which does happen from time to time.Hogan is not the same as he was before treatments.Whenever I witnessed this in the past it never involved a person who was in a position of authority.His perceptions have been altered enough to create serious errs in judgement.Do not expect future greatness from his administration.