Joining the Fight

I never thought I would have to join the fight against cancer on a personal level, but unfortunately I am now officially on the front lines. I have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and recently started chemotherapy. The irony is, I feel great. The good news is it was caught early. I take great comfort knowing I am not the first person to go through this—and unfortunately, I won’t be the last. God has given me a great peace and I am blessed to be surrounded by an amazing partner and the support of family and friends. I am ready for this fight.

  • Raymond

    Just saw you on fox and wondered what was going on. Prayers to you buddy!

  • BayAreaHausFrau

    After having recently gone through this, I can tell you that it is the strength and prayers of friends and loved ones that will get you through it – and you will get through it. Your on my prayer list too.

  • feastfirst

    Good luck. I know several survivors and none who succumbed. I know…. , data is not the plural of anecdotes, but good luck.

  • http://lizbuddie.com/ Lizbuddie

    Wishing you much good health. You’ll be stronger for the struggle. You look great bald, so you’re already kicking ass. Remember, you have people rooting for you out here.

  • Laura

    Sending you very best wishes!

  • cabindiana

    I pray you conquer this. I really admire you as a gay Republican like myself.

  • Suzee Carragher

    As an extra special birthday present to me, Richard, kick its ass!

    Friend had it. Friend best it. So can you!

    Prayers up for you.

  • SaveUsGod

    My prayers are with you.

  • Albert Horton

    Best of luck from an old, southern white guy. Always enjoy your commentary.

  • Mary

    Will be keeping you in prayer. God be with you

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  • Brad

    Rick, Thoughts and prayers are with you. You are a fighter who will beat this illness with the same tenacity you have fought for our country in your public service. Brad Blakeman

  • Peaches

    Richard, I so enjoy your commentary….shocked to hear about your health challenges but know that my prayers and those of so many are with you….

  • Jeannie

    I will pray for you. I am a cancer survivor of thirteen years and withlove and support of God, family and friends I made it through an aggressive
    chemo and radiation. Hope is eternal and I gave it all up to God. I was
    sad to hear that you had been forced to resign from Romney campaign
    and just love your attitude in general. Watch you on Fox on Sundays and you always make sense no matter the subject.

  • JEFFREY WILNER

    Good luck to you Richard on your recent diagnosis of cancer. I pray that you conquer this disease. My mother is a recent colon cancer surviver. Also, I total respect your often intelligent insights on Foreign Policy on Fox News. As a fellow gay conservative I was saddened to hear of your resignation from the Romney campaign. I, too, was a very staunch supporter of Mitt Romney. For that matter, I still am a supporter. Romney is a good man and would of become a great president.

  • Ruth

    I will pray for you. My brother fought this disease for 9 years. Do not get an unrelated donor bone marrow stem cell transplant, if that is offered as a treatment. There is too much still to be done with that, although related donor transplants have a better track record. Many prayers and blessings to you.

  • thywillnotmine

    I enjoy your work so much. Praying for you

  • Frank Marchesini

    Good luck brother. I’ll say a prayer for your speedy recovery.

  • Mike H

    Rick, I had stage 2 Hodgkin’s 15 years ago. I never had a relapse and know you’ll be healthy and in the fight shortly, I’ll keep you inh thoughts. Thanks for all your hard work. Mike

  • JDelasquez

    Rich – I adore you, and hope this message actually reaches you. I am a medical research scientist, and would like to recommend you read a book by an esteemed Boston College biology PhD, Thomas Seyfried, titled: Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. His 30 yrs of research came as a shock to myself and my own mother’s oncologists – in a good way. It’s on Amazon…just read it, please! You can use his recommendations in conjunction with traditional oncologic treatments. With prayers & love!

  • David Balfour

    Richard, I don’t know the “real” reason you left the Romney campaign. In the short time I have followed you on Fox News I would say it was the campaign’s loss. I am very glad you have the support group you mentioned. Fighting this disease takes a multi faceted approach and I think that having that strong support increases the probabilities of beating this.
    If you approach the fight with the same tenacity that you approach the liberals, media bias and the liberal agenda their is no doubt you will beat this.

  • David Balfour

    I forgot probably the most important thing. My prayers are with you. I am not much of a church goer but I have a friend that is. They have a prayer list. I will ask her to add you to that list in her church.

  • Montana

    Keeping a positive attitude and staying close to your loved ones makes all the difference. Having gone through a bone marrow transplant several years ago, I understand what you are going through. I still get a kick out of when I was bald – one more thing to laugh about. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dolores O.

    Ric—honey, you know I am on your side and prayerfully with you as well…there are too many good times to look forward to in NYC!!! Dolores O.

  • Zechariah

    Hello Richard,
    I pray that through the amazing mercy and grace of Jesus Christ, that He heal you completely of cancer and fulfill all your purpose. I pray for your complete and total deliverance.

  • Cory Widmann

    I really admire you Richard. God loves all his children. Literally no one is without sin, prayers and good wishes to you.

  • LeighLeigh

    I watch you on the news every chance I get, and know that strangers are praying for you!

  • ccmchickman

    Praying for you in Texas Richard