People all across Maine and the country are reacting to the news a spokesman for the Bush family announced Sunday that Former First Lady Barbara Bush has decided to end medical treatment for a life-threatening illness.
Known for her wit and grace, Mrs. Bush has definitely left a mark on many.
Gov. LePage tweeted his support for Mrs. Bush Sunday night. Since then, several other state politicians and others have shared their thoughts.
House Speaker Sarah Gideon:"Barbara Bush has had a remarkable impact on the lives of countless Maine families and has exemplified strength throughout her life. On behalf of the entire Maine House of Representatives, we offer thoughts and prayers to the entire Bush family.”
Senate President Mike Thibodeau:
“Barbara Bush has led the example of the modern First Lady. Her contributions to the country and especially our state are too numerous to count. Stacy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Bush and the entire Bush family."
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
Mrs. Bush's dedication to children, health and literacy has been felt at Maine Medical Center. Hospital officials and families said they are saddened by the news.
Maine Medical Center:“Maine Medical Center and our children’s hospital that is so honored to bear the name of First Lady Barbara Bush, is deeply saddened to learn of today’s news. Mrs. Bush and President Bush live their lives always putting others first. Today, our thoughts and prayers turn to the Bush family during this difficult time.”
-- Rich Petersen, MMC President and CEO
Jacob Thompson's Family:
“We’d like to send our hearts and prayers to former First Lady Barbara Bush and her family.
Mrs. Bush, we are eternally grateful for your namesake, The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Jacob received many of his treatments there, as well as hospice. We made many memories in those rooms and halls, and are so grateful to have a world-class Children’s Hospital in our hometown. Without this hospital, we know Jacob would have spent much more precious time out of state, away from friends, family, and home.Please know we are just one of the many families you have helped during some of the most difficult trials of our lives. Love and light to you and your family.”
From prominent friends, politicians
Family, friends, politicians and admirers of Mrs. Bush reacted to the news on social media.
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