Rep. Jamie Raskin, a distinguished lawmaker representing D.C. suburbs in Maryland, introduced that his most cancers is in remission after he accomplished chemotherapy. The Democrat mentioned in December that he had been recognized with lymphoma.
In a letter Thursday addressed “Expensive America” on his web site, the 60-year-old fourth-term congressman mentioned that after receiving “a preliminary analysis of being ‘in remission’ from diffuse massive B-cell lymphoma with a 90% prognosis of no relapse, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and love.”
Raskin shared a video on social media of him ringing a bell to rejoice.
Tuesday I thanked nurses, docs & pharmacists at @MedStarGUH who serve with splendid kindness—and saved my life over 5 months. I completed 6 rounds of 5-day chemo classes—which they organized so I didn’t should miss votes or hearings—and I rang the bell! A brand new chapter begins. pic.twitter.com/lAtpGyBG5b
— Jamie Raskin (@jamie_raskin) April 27, 2023
He mentioned “many 1000’s” of individuals had reached out to him prior to now 5 months “with expressions of prayer, greatest needs, concern, solidarity, sympathy and ethical encouragement.”
He mentioned he had obtained presents, together with bandanas, baseball caps, selfmade scarves, vegan matzoh ball soup, poems and letters. E Avenue Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, recognized for sporting bandanas himself, was amongst those that despatched Raskin one.
Raskin mentioned that he nonetheless was exhausted as he recovered from the ultimate spherical of chemotherapy, however that he would difficulty a correct thanks quickly.