Ann Romney & 5 Other Powerful Women Who Bravely Battled Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

by Maressa Brown August 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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Elizabeth Edwards

In addition to standing by her husband John Edwards' side while he ran for VP, the late Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer, best-selling author, and a health care activist. She actually discovered a lump in her breast while on the campaign trail in 2004, and the day John Kerry conceded to George W. Bush, Edwards was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. After a valiant battle with the disease, the brave would-be "Mom-in-Chief" passed away at the age of 61 in 2010.

In addition to standing by her husband John Edwards' side while he ran for VP, the late Elizabeth Edwards was a lawyer, best-selling author, and a health care activist. She actually discovered a lump in her breast while on the campaign trail in 2004, and the day John Kerry conceded to George W. Bush, Edwards was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. After a valiant battle with the disease, the brave would-be "Mom-in-Chief" passed away at the age of 61 in 2010.

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fleurdelys3110
August 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Maressa, I'm surprised you haven't called out Ann Romney for using her breast cancer to get votes for her husband. According to your last article about her miscarriage, clearly you aren't above it.

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August 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM
I'm a little suspicious because of how sudden it is, but I have to say that this new 'leaf' with being considerate towards Ann Romney in a couple of your posts is refreshing and enlightened. And if it is sincere, kudos!
Pinkmani
Pinkmani
August 30, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Maressa was just accusing Mrs. Romeny of using her miscarriages as a way to get votes for her husband! Now, I'm confused on whether on not Maressa likes Mrs. Romney or not. 

AniAngel
AniAngel
August 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM
Everything anyone in politics says is scripted to connect with voters, it's when they go off script, i.e. Joe Biden and his crazy comments, that problems arise. I see lots of balance here and I'm guessing that plenty of opinion pieces on the democrats will be running during the DNC on both sides.
MomIWant
MomIWant
August 30, 2012 at 3:48 PM

So Maressa, I'm confused - because she is rich her miscarriage wasn't painful and just for votes, but breast cancer causes empathy in you? Not buying your kindness for a second.

Pinkmani
Pinkmani
August 30, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Attention everyone: I've come to the conclusion that Maressa writes controversial blogs about Mrs. Romney to get us to read and comment on her posts. 

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Maressa, I wonder how that makes you feel. I'm sure you that whether or not it's true you didn't like it that I said that. I was shocked that you were the author of the miscarriage article because you write for women's magazine, too. I don't even plan on voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket, but I still respect them because they are human beings. You might want to consider the same. 

Facebook comment from Adrienne DeBaca Sayegh
September 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM
And she was lucky enough to have healthcare!!!! MY HEROS ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE DIED FIGHTING BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TREATMENT!!!!!!!!! Maybe Ann should donate the thousand dollars she spent on that pink suit so that another woman might win her battle. Or she could vote for Obama and keep her suit.
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