Christmas is a time of giving, and Larry Fitzgerald took the time to remind us how a lot Sen. John McCain has actually gave to this nation because the 81-year-old senator continues his battle with mind most cancers.
Fitzgerald, who has constructed a friendship with the longtime Arizona senator, praised McCain in a prolonged open letter revealed by Sports activities Illustrated.
“Once I take into consideration Christmas, and I take into consideration Senator McCain, I consider giving,” Fitzgerald wrote. “The sacrifices John McCain has made for our nation, and particularly the women and men he served with within the army, are unimaginable. As a prisoner of battle in Vietnam he missed six Christmases together with his household again residence and suffered unbelievable hardship.”
McCain was recognized with a major glioblastoma, a kind of mind tumor, in July.
Fitzgerald explains whereas he’s not “a political man,” he has developed “a lot admiration” for McCain through the years.
The Cardinals huge receiver goes on to say how he even traveled to Vietnam in 2013 and visited the precise jail cell McCain was held in as a prisoner of battle for five-and-a-half years.
Fitzgerald ended his tribute acknowledging McCain has a tough highway forward of him as he continues his battle with mind most cancers, however hopes the 81-year-old senator lives “one other 20 years.”
“Right this moment, my buddy, Senator John McCain, once more finds himself in a battle. This time it is with most cancers, and the therapy he is present process is exhausting,” Fitzgerald wrote. “I am going to want him a Merry Christmas right this moment, and I pray he lives one other 20 years.”
Fitzgerald was named Co-Walter Payton Man of the 12 months final season, alongside Eli Manning. Fitzgerald was honored for his charitable and group work, most notably together with his personal First Down Basis and the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, named after his mom who died of breast most cancers in 2016.