Former First Lady Barbara Bush Is Seriously Ill And Refuses Any More Medical Treatment
Barbara Bush was one of the most admired First Ladies in the history of the US presidencies. George H.W. Bush's wife was involved in numerous organizations tackling illiteracy. One of the couple's sons, Neil, was suffering from dyslexia, which prompted Barbara to be concerned with this problem on a larger scale.
Former First Lady wrote several books, proceeds from which went to various literacy programs. She also started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989.
Barbara was an active public speaker and gained many admirers for her humorous demeanor. As a result, she often ranked in the top 3 of most looked up to women in the US.
George and Barbara Bush retired in 1992, after he wasn't elected for the second term.
Major health struggles
Barbara Bush was diagnosed with Graves' disease, the type of thyroid illness, back in 1988. At that time, the Bush presidency just started, so Barbara had to carry out her official duties, while undergoing a radiation therapy.
Today, former First Lady is 92, and she's had enough of treatments in this lifetime. For a long time now, Barbara has been living with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She has been hospitalized repeatedly, with doctors battling her health issues.
The family spokesman reported that Mrs. Bush refused to proceed with treatments and returned to the comfort of her own home.
Similarly to his wife, George H.W. Bush, 93, has his own major health concerns. The former president is living with vascular parkinsonism. He has obstructed speech and stays in a wheelchair.
Prayers for the former First Lady
The public hasn't forgotten Barbara Bush. Many celebrities and politicians share their best wishes for her, which she's apparently receiving.
She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.
Karen and I are praying for Barbara Bush and the entire Bush family tonight.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) 16 апреля 2018 г.
Prayers going up for a woman of great faith, great strength, and an unwavering love of country. Our country is better because of former First Lady Barbara Bush ❤️???????? pic.twitter.com/pewdIu2hjr
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) 15 апреля 2018 г.
My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Barbara Bush and the Bush Family. God bless you, Mrs. Bush, and may he hold you in the palm of his hand.
— Condoleezza Rice (@CondoleezzaRice) 16 апреля 2018 г.
Barbara Bush is loved and admired across Texas and America, and we are all grateful for her unending contributions to our beloved state and nation. Our prayers are with her, President Bush, and the entire Bush family during this difficult time.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) 15 апреля 2018 г.
First Lady Barbara Bush has touched lives around the world with her faith, grace, and humor. Sending my thoughts to the entire Bush family.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) 15 апреля 2018 г.
Here’s to Barbara Bush—an American icon and Texas legend. Our prayers are with you. pic.twitter.com/N7i5OJRPGw
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) 15 апреля 2018 г.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Bush and the Bush family. https://t.co/SijFPBiGth
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) 16 апреля 2018 г.