ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan continues treatment for cancer. He announced last week that he has an aggressive stage three non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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The governor started chemotherapy Saturday and his response to the treatment and to well-wishers is upbeat and grateful.
Crowds gathered to support Governor Hogan’s fight against cancer.
“All we want is our governor to get well and get well soon,” said one.
After his first 24 hours of chemo, this post appeared on his Facebook page, stating that things could not be going any better, that he is humbled, heartened and uplifted by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. “I have every confidence that we will win this battle and will never, ever forget this love and support.”
“We know he’s a fighter and that’s something I can say from my heart,” said Delegate Bob Long.
In Edgewater Saturday and on Lawyers Mall Sunday, Marylanders gathered in support of Hogan, hospitalized for treatment of lymphoma.
“We know that he has cancer but we also know he will defeat this mighty thing that sometimes gets the best of people,” said Senator Johnny Salling.READ MORE: 4 People Shot Near East Baltimore Intersection Within 14 Hours
Since Hogan’s announcement a week ago, attention has focused on cancer treatment.
“I know that the anxiety and stress that he and his family have to be dealing with and the whole state’s thing about him, of course, but cancer’s a very treatable disease and even the ones that sound scary are very treatable and hopefully very curable,” said oncologist Dr. Robert Bookland.
That treatment started full force for the governor on Saturday.
“He’s here in spirit and that’s why we’re here for him today,” Salling said.
“In any kind of thing we go through as individuals, just knowing that other people care about us, that helps. It helps the mindset; it helps the spirit,” said Tony Campbell, Black Republican Council.
And the prevailing spirit among supporters is Hogan Strong.
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The governor continues to work from his hospital bed. Monday, he appointed a new director of the Office of the Deaf.