Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Best Wishes, Senator Kennedy

I observed from the news this morning that Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. According to a report this morning on Yahoo! News,
A malignant glioma — the diagnosis doctors gave Sen. Edward M. Kennedy — is the worst kind of brain cancer. Malignant gliomas strike almost 9,000 Americans a year. Survival statistics are grim — few live three years and for the worst subtype, half die within a year.

I lost my mother to a malignant and fast-acting brain tumor some years ago, and therefore I have a great deal of sympathy for the Kennedy family in these circumstances. I doubt that Senator Kennedy and I would agree on much in the political arena, but I would not wish this situation on my worst enemy. My best wishes to Senator Kennedy and his family.

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