nearvideo Bernie Sanders’ daughter-in-law dies of cancer
Tragedy hits the Democratic presidential candidate’s family.
Tragedy 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as his daughter-in-law, Rainè Riggs, who died of cancer, shortly after she was diagnosed, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
The shocking news came Sanders, is recovering from a heart attack he suffered last week that forced him, temporarily, the campaign events while he recovers.
The 46-year-old Riggs reports that two days after her diagnosis, and the day died on Saturday, Sanders returned to Vermont after his release from the hospital. She suffered from a neuroendocrine cancer, the causes of rare tumors to sprout on various parts of the body.
BERNIE SANDERS WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL, THE DOCTORS SAY HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK
Riggs worked as a neuropsychologist and was married to Bernie’s son, Levi Sanders. Riggs’ obituary says, she met Levi while they both worked in a food shelter in Vermont. They had three children.
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The obituary also States, Riggs worked as the Director of behavioral medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and was the owner of the Riggs geriatric psychology.
Sanders received a wave of support on Twitter-media-figures, and his fellow political colleagues, including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a fellow of 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and Meghan McCain.
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Earlier, Sanders said he is recovering well from his heart surgery and plans to continue with his campaign for the White house.
“I have no pain, I’m walking now, to get back to work, a good feeling,” he told NBC Harry Smith in an interview that the Wednesday broadcast.