Rep. John Lewis announced Sunday afternoon he will undergo treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Lewis said he was diagnosed with the disease during a checkup earlier this month.
Since his announcement, supporting and encouraging messages have pour in for the Atlanta congressman.
This will be updated as more messages come in.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
“John Lewis has always been a fighter and I know he will approach this challenge the same way: with passion, grit, and determination. Along with millions of people, @GAFirstLady, the girls, and I are praying for @repjohnlewis and his family.”
Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
“John Lewis is a national treasure and the embodiment of the spirit of Atlanta. He has spent his entire life on the front lines of the fight for equality, peace and justice. As he now takes on his next fight, as a community of faith, we stand in agreement with him, believing that God is still on the throne, and that healing and restoration are the horizon.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
"@RepJohnLewis, we are all praying for you following this diagnosis. John, know that generations of Americans have you in their thoughts & prayers as you face this fight. We are all praying that you are comfortable. We know that you will be well.
Sen. Johnny Isakson
“Praying for my friend, @repjohnlewis as he begins his fight against cancer. They don’t make them stronger or braver, and I’m confident he will take on this challenge as he has every other he’s faced: with courage and determination fueled by his strong faith.”
Sen. David Perdue
Former president Barack Obama
Former president Bill Clinton
“If there’s anyone with the strength and courage to fight this, it’s you, John. Hillary and I love you, and we join with millions of other Americans in praying for you and your family.”
Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson
Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston.
“Rep. Lewis has been a fighter all his life. He has stared down adversity & marched forward despite obstacles in his path. I know he will face this health challenge with the same determination. I will be praying for him and wish him the very best.”
Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams released the following statement:
“Congressman Lewis is a national treasure, my friend, my hero, and the hero of people across our world who are in the fight to make good trouble everywhere. I know that he will take on this fight just like he has for every other challenge: with strength, with purpose, and with courage. He and his family are in my prayers, and all Georgia Democrats stand with him in this fight.”
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