(WVUE) - The family of former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco released a statement thanking the citizens of Louisiana for their support while she battles cancer. Blanco first revealed that she was battling cancer in 2011 after diagnosis.
Over the weekend, she shared that ocular melanoma has spread to her liver. After hearing of the news over the weekend, many showed their support for Blanco.
Her family released a statement Monday thanking those who showed support:
Governor Kathleen Blanco and her family sends thanks and appreciation for the supportive messages and prayers for her recovery coming from across Louisiana and around the country. She is beginning to feel stronger after recovering from her first treatment in Philadelphia. She believes the extraordinary out pouring of prayer has much to do with her progress. Again, thank you from the Blanco family. This is just the beginning of a long journey.