I know so many people who have battled cancer — and yes, successfully. It is tough to battle cancer – physically and mentally. So…I figured when I saw this article I would post it for two reasons – one to inspire others who might be fighting the same fight to continue to fight hard and also to hopefully inspire the Sheriff to keep up her fight by pointing out that she can inspire others by doing so.
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and will cut back on her public appearances while undergoing treatment.
Hutchens revealed the recent medical diagnosis at a press conference Monday afternoon, and said that -– after her first chemotherapy session –- she wrote a memo to her command staff, asking them to help her by picking up some of her duties.
Hutchens, who was measured and occasionally emotional, said she’s been told to expect a full recovery but that she will have to undergo chemotherapy, surgery and, ultimately, radiation treatment.
“I’m very optimistic about it,” she said.
Hutchens assumed command of California’s second-largest sheriff’s department in 2008, succeeding Michael S. Carona, who is now in federal prison for witness tampering.
“She’s going to continue to work,” said Jim Amormino, the department’s spokesman. “When appropriate, the command staff will fill in for her.”
Hutchens, a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, was widely viewed as an outsider when the Board of Supervisors CLICK HERE