BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another life-altering announcement from Governor Larry Hogan, and this one he’s much happier to make.
In the same room where he announced bad news in June 2015 — an aggressive cancer diagnosis — today, he delivered a happy ending. He has undergone his final chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The governor made his fight a public one, embracing the cause of cancer patients across the state and humbly accepting well wishes and support.
“Hogan Strong” became a rallying cry throughout the state.
He maintained a good attitude from the start, as well.
“The best news is that my odds of getting through this and beating this are much, much better than the odds I had of beating Anthony Brown to become the 62nd governor of Maryland,” he said when he first disclosed his illness.
Now, two for two, he ceremonially cut the green Hogan Strong wristbands off the hands of those who support the fight against cancer today.
“And I can report from my travels around the state of Maryland the the citizens of this great state could not be more delighted in your clean bill of health,” said Comptroller Peter Franchot. “They really have your back there, Govenror Hogan, and I hear that from every nook and cranny of the state and boy is that good news.”