White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany shared a part of herself during her speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention that revealed the hurdles she’s overcome in her life, but ones she’s never let hold her back.
She told of the difficult decision she had to make in her early 20s to have a double mastectomy after testing positive for a genetic mutation that made her chances of getting breast cancer overwhelmingly high. It was also that eight women in her family were diagnosed with cancer that led to her decision to have the preventative procedure.
“For nearly a decade, I was at Moffitt Cancer Center getting MRIs, ultrasounds, and necessary surveillance. During these visits, I crossed paths with brave women battling cancer and fighting through chemotherapy. They were a testament to American strength, they are American heroes,” McEnany explained.
“On May 1, 2018, I followed in my mother’s footsteps choosing to get a preventative mastectomy,” she said. “I was scared. The night before I fought back tears as I prepared to lose a piece of myself forever. But the next day, with my mom, dad, husband, and Jesus Christ by my side, I underwent a mastectomy almost eliminating my chance of breast cancer, a decision I now celebrate.”
President Donald Trump, she said, cares for American people going through trials similar to what she went through. And he and Ivanka both called Kayleigh as she was recovering from surgery that day.
“I have a 9-month old daughter. She’s a beautiful, sweet little girl. And I choose to work for this President for her. When I look into my baby’s eyes, I see a new life, a miracle for which I have a solemn responsibility to protect. That means protecting America’s future. A future President Trump will fight for,” McEnany explained.
She concluded, “Choosing to have a preventative mastectomy was the hardest decision I ever had to make. But supporting President Trump, who will protect my daughter and our children’s future, was the easiest.”
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40 year old Brooks defended himself in court after killing his victims who ranged in age from 8 to 81. It took Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow about 25 minutes to read the guilty verdicts on all 76 charges.
Brooks’ case garnered national media attention in part due to the liberal policies which allowed him to walk the streets and commit this crime. Brooks had been freed previously on a mere $1,000 bail from an earlier case in Milwaukee County. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis found that bail to be considerably lower than the average of similar open cases. He also had been assessed as a high risk for release. Nonetheless, he was released on the streets only to commit murder not long after.
City of Waukesha officials welcomed the trial’s end. “I am thankful that the jury found the defendant guilty on all counts,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly. “We can now re-focus on taking steps forward as a community and continue the healing process.”
“The victims’ families as well as our first responders continue to deal with the lasting effects of the horrors of that day,” said Police Chief Dan Thompson. ” We are grateful for the support that has come from all over the world, and we ask you to continue to keep all those involved in your prayers.”
A statement from the city read, in part, “As a community, we still have a long road ahead filled with difficult days. This will be especially true as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. However, as we have experienced the past year, we know that when we stand together, we remain Waukesha Strong.”
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