Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco: Asking for prayers in 'fight for my own life' against cancer
BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco wrote in a letter to The Shreveport Times on Sunday that she is fighting for her life in a battle against cancer. She also thanked the people of Louisiana and asked for their prayers.
To read Blanco's full letter to The Shreveport Times, click here.
Current Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards released a statement Sunday morning: "Donna and I have been blessed to come to know Gov. Blanco and her large, beautiful family over the past several years. She is a strong woman of incredible faith, a deep and abiding love of Louisiana and all its people. Now we ask the people of our state to join their prayers to ours that she, aided by the Great Physician as well as her medical team, wins a great victory over her cancer and is restored to full health."
EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released a statement Sunday morning: "Governor Blanco has been a cherished friend over the years. As she bravely faces this battle with cancer, I lift her up in prayer. I believe in its power. I would encourage our community during this Advent season to give Governor Blanco the gift of fervent, faithfilled prayers and encouragement as she fights the good fight with faith on this present journey."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Harvey Adger, head basketball coach at Glen Oaks, notches 900th victory
Baton Rouge 10-year-old to compete in international Rubik's Cube competition
East Baton Rouge Parish schools work to find teachers amid nationwide teacher...
Jurors view graphic rape video in second day of Livingston sex abuse...
During call to 911 about prison fire, supervisors ask for police not...
WATCH: New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge
High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting...
See the contract to get Brian Kelly as the new LSU Football...
Fans share their excitement about new LSU head coach Brian Kelly
New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge