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Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:53 AM

Reminder: Mazie Hirono has Stage 4 kidney cancer while fighting for us.

She was diagnosed in May of 2017. John McCain was not the only one with Stage 4 cancer to vote No on the GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare last year. As this graphic from last year so succinctly put it:



She is currently getting immunotherapy treatment for it instead of chemo, so her hair is not falling out and she appears to be tolerating it well. http://amp.timeinc.net/time/5280460/mazie-hirono-senate-donald-trump  She has not let her Stage 4 cancer stop her from fighting for us.


So when you're feeling down, think you can't keep up the fight, think of Mazie. If she can drag herself out of bed to fight, so can we!

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Reply Reminder: Mazie Hirono has Stage 4 kidney cancer while fighting for us. (Original post)
SunSeeker Oct 2018 OP
Wounded Bear Oct 2018 #1
MontanaMama Oct 2018 #2
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #3
NastyRiffraff Oct 2018 #36
rockfordfile Oct 2018 #4
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #5
OnDoutside Oct 2018 #6
MustLoveBeagles Oct 2018 #7
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #8
Timmygoat Oct 2018 #9
sheshe2 Oct 2018 #10
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #12
awesomerwb1 Oct 2018 #11
OliverQ Oct 2018 #13
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #14
Denzil_DC Oct 2018 #15
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #18
JimGinPA Oct 2018 #16
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #17
niyad Oct 2018 #19
BumRushDaShow Oct 2018 #20
llmart Oct 2018 #21
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #40
True Dough Oct 2018 #62
a kennedy Oct 2018 #22
Vinca Oct 2018 #23
Cyrano Oct 2018 #24
marieo1 Oct 2018 #25
duforsure Oct 2018 #26
Gothmog Oct 2018 #27
True Blue American Oct 2018 #35
at140 Oct 2018 #28
True Blue American Oct 2018 #34
at140 Oct 2018 #38
True Blue American Oct 2018 #41
at140 Oct 2018 #55
redstatebluegirl Oct 2018 #29
Skidmore Oct 2018 #30
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2018 #31
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #39
hostalover Oct 2018 #32
InAbLuEsTaTe Oct 2018 #33
gademocrat7 Oct 2018 #37
oasis Oct 2018 #42
Silver Gaia Oct 2018 #43
Cha Oct 2018 #44
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #45
Cha Oct 2018 #46
bluestarone Oct 2018 #47
dalton99a Oct 2018 #48
BigmanPigman Oct 2018 #49
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #53
bdamomma Oct 2018 #50
Pepsidog Oct 2018 #51
dsc Oct 2018 #52
FakeNoose Oct 2018 #54
Wiseman32218 Oct 2018 #56
Stellar Oct 2018 #57
Judi Lynn Oct 2018 #58
Glimmer of Hope Oct 2018 #59
peacebuzzard Oct 2018 #60
Scurrilous Oct 2018 #61
brer cat Oct 2018 #63

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:56 AM

1. Did not realize that...

Best wishes for a fine Senator.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:58 AM

2. I didn't know.

Thank you Senator.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:02 AM

3. A lot of people don't know. Mazie has not gotten the media recognition she should.

She is a true American hero.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 01:00 PM

36. I didn't know either

I'm sorry she's not getting the recognition she deserves. Yet another reason to love her.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:03 AM

4. She is a patriot

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:06 AM

5. Yes, a true patriot nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:07 AM

6. I was only thinking yesterday that she's looking fantastic for someone heading to 71 next month.

Doubly so now.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:08 AM

7. We need more Mazie's in the Senate.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:13 AM

8. Yes we do. And they're out there.

They may not be quite as heroic as Mazie, but there are plenty of strong Democrats running to unseat vile Republicans. We all need to VOTE for Democrats on Nov. 6!


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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:14 AM

9. Wow

I have always admired her, but words cannot thank her enough for her hard work and devotion for democrats.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:15 AM

10. She Persisted.

Thank you for the reminder SunSeeker.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:19 AM

12. My pleasure, she. She inspires me.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:18 AM

11. I didn't know that.

What a patriot and class act.

Thank you for sharing and reminding us.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:20 AM

13. She is one of my favorite Senators.

 

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:21 AM

14. Mine too.

Love her!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:22 AM

15. Ugh, I didn't know, so it's a real blow to hear this.

I hope her therapy is successful.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:29 AM

18. Yes, she is on borrowed time, yet she is giving that time to us.

She is truly a patriot.

The immunotherapies they have these days do offer hope.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:22 AM

16. Thanks For Cleaning This Up For Me




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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:24 AM

17. Thanks for the Mazie graphic!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:46 AM

19. I did know this, and she is definitely one of my sheroes. hard to give up when you look

at her determination and courage.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:59 AM

20. She is a powerful voice and a powerful spirit

with no need to "stomp her feet" or "pound the podium" to underscore her leadership and views.

I hope she can continue to muster the strength from her beliefs and mission to see her through her ailments.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:02 PM

21. I didn't know this either.

One more example of the double standard for women vs. men. McCain's illness was reported on excessively, ad nauseum. If people on DU say they didn't know this, including me, I have to believe that no one in the mainstream media thought her vote was worthy enough to comment on.

My only disqualifier is that I rarely watch much mainstream TV, so maybe they did, but I would think someone on DU would have posted a link at one point or another.

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Response to llmart (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 01:25 PM

40. It was not covered on the major networks. That's why so few know.

I think Rachel Maddow mentioned itlast year.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #40)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 06:01 AM

62. It's a shame that Hirono's courage hasn't received more MSM attention

I knew nothing of her illness prior to spotting this thread. She should be celebrated widely for her dedication and stoicism.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:05 PM

22. Wow.....and no fanfare, just doing her damn job, AS ALL WOMEN DO

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everyday, she’s my new super hero.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:08 PM

23. I had no idea. Why do things like this happen to good people like Mazie??

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:22 PM

24. Thank you, Mazie. You are loved.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:26 PM

25. Cancer diagnosis

I am so sad about this. She is one of my very favorite congress people. She is a fighter and my prayers are with her. Everyone needs to send prayers her way.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:30 PM

26. Wow, didn't know that, thanks for posting,

And she is already one of the people I most admire and respect in Congress , and she has done so much to help in these dark times, and learning she's fighting this disease is heartbreaking. Prayers coming her way. Thank you for working so hard for all of us Senator, your dedication , and hard work will not be forgotten.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:31 PM

27. I really admire Senator Hirono

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #27)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:58 PM

35. Really brave

Maizie Hirona.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:33 PM

28. I know first hand what Mazie is going through,

and my heart goes out to her and any one with stage 4 cancer. My wife had no external symptoms until she began having pain in one of her ribs, then it went away. Then it kept coming back, only more intense, so she went to the hospital for a check up, and it was stage 4 cancer, which means it has spread to other places. She is fighting it with chemo and immuno-therapy and radiation.

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Response to at140 (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:57 PM

34. My Husband was having severe

Leg problems. The Doctor gave him muscle relazers.

I noticed huge bruises on his sides.bleeding internally. 4 days in the Hospital he was gone. Two weeks after our youngest Son graduated from College.

They called it Oat Cell, the fastest acting.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #34)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 01:01 PM

38. wow...that was too quick, so sorry to hear that

Cancer is so sneaky, wife had no symptoms until it had already reached stage 4.

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Response to at140 (Reply #38)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 02:29 PM

41. I am

Sorry to hear that about your wife,too.

How great that we can share. It does help just to talk. I had friends who were with me as much as they could. I hope you have that support but those of us on DU are friends so we understand each others pain.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #41)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 09:22 PM

55. yes agree about everything you said.

Message any time, send DU mail any time. It helps so much just to exchange ideas and experiences.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:38 PM

29. Another amazing strong woman. We need more of them.

Women can overcome and work past pain and nastiness. Men seem to have issues with it. Prayers to you Dr. Hirono.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:39 PM

30. I know. She's a great woman.

My mother died of renal cancer. I hope it is more treatable now.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:42 PM

31. puts the wedding absentee to shame

She is literally heroic.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #31)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 01:20 PM

39. Good point! nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:44 PM

32. My goodness I did not know this. What an admirable woman!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:51 PM

33. Hat's off to you Mazie!!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 01:00 PM

37. Senator Hirono is a beacon of hope and strength.

Bravo, Mazie for your efforts! You are truly a patriot.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 02:36 PM

42. Heroic patriot, solid Democrat.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 04:39 PM

43. Oh no. I did not know that.

Tears are welling up in my eyes. She's my hero.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 04:59 PM

44. My Senator is Amazing! Mahalo for bringing this to

Light, SunSeeker!

Hoping the very best for Senator Mazie Hirono's recovery!

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Response to Cha (Reply #44)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 06:17 PM

45. You're lucky to have her as your Senator, Cha.

We all are lucky to have her in the Senate.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #45)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 06:22 PM

46. Amen and Hallelujah!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 06:25 PM

47. I had NO IDEA!!

TY soo very much for the things you do for your fellow Americans!!!!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 06:26 PM

48. Kick

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 06:59 PM

49. I knew that the day of the ACA vote and I called to thank her.

She went all the way to DC and did no grandstanding about it like McCain did. She is a patriot and a hero!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #49)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 07:40 PM

53. Yes, I remember too. She had just had surgery to remove a rib her kidney cancer had spread to.

Yet she flew to DC to vote, and to implore her colleagues to keep the ACA.

As the Time article I link to states:

Hirono has done all this while battling Stage 4 cancer, diagnosed in May 2017. In July she offered an emotional plea to protect President Obama’s health care law from a Republican-led repeal. “It’s hard for me to talk about this. I think you can tell. Give me a moment,” Hirono said in a speech from the Senate floor, delivered without prepared remarks. As her colleagues watched in silence, Hirono described being born at home in rural Japan, her sister’s death from pneumonia because the family didn’t have access to hospitals and a childhood spent living paycheck to paycheck. She then turned to the present. “I am fighting kidney cancer,” she said. “And I’m just so grateful that I had health insurance so that I could concentrate on the care that I needed rather than how the heck I was going to afford the care that was going to probably save my life.”


Very few people heard that speech. The media was more focused on McCain...and whatever crazy shit Trump happened to be saying at that moment.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 07:16 PM

50. Senator Hirono

is a wonderful person and someone I always stop to listen too. My thoughts to her and her spirit to be ever outspoken to our ideals and is a true servant of what she was elected to do.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 07:16 PM

51. God Bless the Senator and thank you. We are praying for you

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 07:30 PM

52. I remember reading about this back with the skinny repeal but forgot all about it

She looks amazing but apparently looks are deceiving.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 09:10 PM

54. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Mazie



Thank you Mazie for being a great Senator and true patriot!

Best wishes for a quick recovery

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:27 PM

56. Thanks for the Info, I never knew!!!!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:44 PM

57. OMG....praying for her. nt.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:46 PM

58. Didn't know about this. She is precious. Liked and admired her from long ago.

Thank you for sharing the sad, sad information, SunSeeker.

She is heroic.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:51 PM

59. Another bad ass I love.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 11:59 PM

60. I saw a clip of her speaking ever so softly

And wondered how a soft spoken gentle lady made it in today’s senate? Had no idea until now why. Did not know about her illness.
Speak softly my lady, you carry a heavy stick and you must jab that moldy Orangeman whenever you can! An ever so true warrior patriot’s heart ❤️ you have!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2018, 01:12 AM

61. K&R

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Tue Oct 9, 2018, 07:44 AM

63. K&R

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