Senator John McCain might as well be the poster child American citizen. Prevailing as a POW in Vietnam, he returned to the United States ready to take on a new challenge: politics. His political career would culminate in his 2008 run for the presidency, but nothing would shock the nation quite as much as what he did in the Senate following his brain cancer diagnosis in 2017.
A Life To Remember
On August 25, 2018, Senator McCain died at the age of 81. The sad news, shared by his family, arrived just days after it was revealed that he decided to stop treatment for brain cancer. Cindy McCain, his longtime wife wrote and biggest supporter wrote:
“My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.”
In the wake of his death, McCain has left behind an incredible legacy. Keep reading to see the odds he overcame to become one of America’s most beloved U.S. Senator’s.