Syrian 1st Lady Has Cancer
By Micah Halpern
Friday August 17, 2018
I've Been Thinking:
Syrian First Lady Asma Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is now undergoing treatment. The announcement came in a tweet from the office of her husband, the president.
The tweet was in Arabic, here is a translation: "With strength, trust and faith ... Mrs Asma al-Assad begins her preliminary treatment of a malignant breast tumor that was discovered early."
The tweet included a photo of the first lady, her arm attached to an IV drip, alongside her husband, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Asma Assad is 42 years old. She holds dual citizenship from both England, where she was born and schooled and from Syria. Her family is from the Syrian province of Homs.
The tweet continued: "From the heart, the presidency and the staff wish Mrs. Asma a speedy recovery."
We should all join in those wishes.
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