(December 18, 2023) In a statement, Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman shared that she had had a successful double mastectomy today.
She noted that her family has a significant history of cancer, so she decided to go ahead with the surgery as a preventive measure.
In her statement, as reported by the Courier-Journal, she also said:
“As Kentucky’s highest elected teacher, it is only fitting that I leave you with a little homework: Schedule those preventative exams you’ve put off, hug your people a little tighter and be kind, because everyone is fighting a battle you may know nothing about."
Gov. Andy Beshear also released a statement in support of his colleague.
“Britainy and I fully expect the Lieutenant Governor to make a full recovery. She is our friend and a critical part of Team Kentucky. My family and Kentucky families are standing with her during this time. I join the Lieutenant Governor in encouraging Kentuckians to be proactive about their health and to schedule preventative exams.”