Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis has received her final chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday. It has been almost five months since his diagnosis was made public by the governor’s office in early October.

The governor updated Floridians and the press on the stage of his treatment at the end of a press conference Thursday focused on funding for workforce training programs in Florida.

“I just wanted to let everyone know that the First Lady – yesterday we completed the last chemotherapy treatment that she has to do,” he said. The announcement was greeted with a round of applause from the audience.

“You know, it’s not the funniest thing to see someone go through, but at the end of the day, she fought really hard. We think she reacted really well,” a DeSantis said “I mean, I still have more things to do. But it’s a big step because it’s nasty stuff when they do that.”

“And so, I just want everyone to know that she went through that,” he told the public and the press. “She ran that gauntlet. She is doing well, and we look forward to continued good news in the weeks and months to come. »

He then ended the press conference and did not answer questions.

Following the press conference, Christina Pushaw, the governor’s press secretary, tweeted: “@GovRonDeSantis just announced that @FLCaseyDeSantis completed his last chemo treatment yesterday and is doing well! Thank you all for your prayers. Pushaw ended the tweet with a heart emoji and a praying hands emoji.

Last week, during the annual State of the State address that kicks off Florida’s legislative session, Governor DeSantis said “2022 is the year she (Casey) will be cancer-free. “.

The first time Casey DeSantis opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis and personal experience with the disease was in early December, when she hosted a panel discussion highlighting her husband’s budget proposal to increase funding cancer research.

At the December roundtable, she urged Floridians to seek early cancer screenings if they feel something is wrong.

“I didn’t feel anything with breast cancer — I didn’t feel anything physically. But, internally, something told me something was wrong,” Casey DeSantis said at the time.

“My OBGYN at the time, she just said to me, ‘Well, I don’t feel anything, I think you’re pretty much ready to go.’ But it kept nagging me. There was something inside that said, “I just can’t accept inaction. So I called back, I called back, and after a month, I finally came in and had the screening mammogram, and that’s where they found it,” she said. during the round table in December.

“And my doctor said, ‘It could have saved your life,’ and hopefully it saved my life,” she said at the time.

Amid her diagnosis and treatments, the first lady of Florida continued to be an active figure in Florida politics and politics.

Just last week, she led a roundtable on drug use and abuse education in Florida schools, announcing toolkits and information assemblies to warn students about dangers of drug use.

She has also worked to expand the Hope Ambassadors program, which aims to encourage students to promote student mental health and a supportive overall learning environment with their peers by serving as mentors and working together at charity events.