Jim King cancer returns, prognosis direby Dara Kam | July 18th, 2009
Sarah Bascom and Gus Corbello, former King staffers who are speaking for the family, issued the following brief statement today that was distributed by Senate President Jeff Atwater’s office.
While it seemed as though President King was cancer free, he has recently learned that the cancer that first began in his pancreas has now spread to other places in his body.
President King is continuing to fight with the passion and will that has made him our hero for so many years. We continue to ask for your encouragement and prayers, and on behalf of Jim, Linda and his family, we thank you for your love and support of our beloved Jim King.
Gus Corbella & Sarah Bascom”
King was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly after the legislative session ended in May. He underwent surgery earlier this summer and a month ago King wrote on his web site that he was cancer-free.
King, a former Senate president, has served in the legislature for more than two decades.
Visit King’s website at www.caringbridge.org/visit/senatorjimking.