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by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain’s family said in a statement that he will discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.

McCain survived five years as a prisoner of war in the Vietnam War and went on to become his party’s presidential nominee in 2008.

Last July McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor following a procedure earlier in the year to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

He has not voted in the Senate since last December.

His family revealed how the disease has worsened with this statement, “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. 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.”

They also said, “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”

McCain who is 81, has served in the U.S. Senate for more than two decades. He ran for president twice. He lost the GOP nomination to George W. Bush in 2000. He was the Republican nominee in 2008 and lost to Barack Obama in the general election.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. It has become a matter of time before he leaves this world.

Some people will grieve and others may not.

Goodbye “Hanoi Hilton Songbird”. Only God can decide where you will end up.

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