Carson: I have terminal lung cancer

Carson: I have terminal lung cancer

There are 383 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 24, 2007, titled Carson: I have terminal lung cancer. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

U.S. Rep. Julia Carson revealed she has terminal lung cancer in a statement Saturday in which she expressed her "eternal gratitude" to family, friends and her constituents.

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Chris

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Nov 25, 2007
If She needs a lung I have two healthy ones I volunteer to donate one!! Anything I can do to help Julia Carson, I will do. She is a great person.
hmmmm

United States

#2 Nov 25, 2007
I feel sorry for her and her family.
But she is still an embarrasment to this state. She should just retire now.
good luck to her

Granville, OH

#3 Nov 25, 2007
I didn't agree with her politics but my best wishes to her. I would advise anyone who is sensitive to comments to not read what this comment thread is going to become.
Sotto Voce

Kannapolis, NC

#4 Nov 25, 2007
As a fairly liberal person, I tended to agree with her politics. However, even I admit that she really should've retired a few years ago when her health started causing so many missed votes.

On a personal level, I wish her and her family the best of luck with her fight.
billy bob

Crown Point, IN

#5 Nov 25, 2007
I don't like her or her politics but I would not wish what she has on anyone. I wish her and her family the best and even though it does not sound too good for her with it being terminal, hopefully she can pull through this.
PATRICE

Duncan, OK

#6 Nov 25, 2007
I HATE THIS FOR JULIA CARSON, I HAVE MET HER SEVERAL TIMES AND SHE IS A VERY DEAR LADY. MAY GOD CONTINUAL TO KEEP HER STEADYFAST, AND TO KNOW THAT ALL SHE HAS DONE WAS NOT IN VAIN. GOD BLESS
Charles Kennedy

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Nov 25, 2007
a Ron Paul supporter who also has cancer would note Rep. Carson was one of the few Democrats to oppose the Iraq War early on
RGW

Redwood City, CA

#12 Nov 25, 2007
I know what Julia is going through. From June to October of this year I watched as my mother lost her battle with lung cancer. May God bless Julia and comfort her in the journey.

To those who will post sickening and inhumane comments in this thread, like a few already have, their judgement day will come.
Dennis_Daviess Co

United States

#13 Nov 25, 2007
Even tho I don't know her. May god bless her and her family. And I hope the best for her in her fight. She is going to need a lot of support from her friends and god above. I lost one of my grandmothers from cancer and I know what Ms. Carson will be going through. Cancer is a bad thing to have and I hope that you are able to beat this off and be able to get back to your life. May god bless you Julia.

“Trying to make sense of it all”

Since: Oct 07

Lake Titicaca!

#14 Nov 25, 2007
I'm sorry to hear it. Take care my dear.
Hoosier Fan

Delaware, OH

#16 Nov 25, 2007
May God Bless you and give you the faith you need to trust Him!

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#20 Nov 25, 2007
65 days without representation. Step down NOW. Let the people get their representation back.

For someone who likes to hang their hat on 'honesty' and 'integrity'- hiding away in a 'secret location' for 2 months instead of doing the right thing and relinquishing the seat is downright selfish.
gwjackson

United States

#22 Nov 25, 2007
I, being of the opposite political spectrum, do not wish her ill will, but wish for a speedy recovery. However, I do believe that at this point she needs to step down and let someone else take the reigns. This would only be fair for the people she represents.
Also, my prayers are for the family as I know there are going to be dark days ahead.
twoslick

Chicago, IL

#24 Nov 25, 2007
God bless you Julia Carson !

Since: Feb 07

AOL

#25 Nov 25, 2007
Chris wrote:
If She needs a lung I have two healthy ones I volunteer to donate one!! Anything I can do to help Julia Carson, I will do. She is a great person.
Don't you think it's newsworthy that Ms. Carson smoked or not? Even if you didn't know her smoking habits that should have been reported.

God, I miss reading an efficient newspaper.
God Speed

Newport, KY

#27 Nov 25, 2007
It is a great day to have this wonderful woman in our prayers. Thanks for all you have done, we need more common voices for the working people!:-)
Gary

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Nov 25, 2007
May God be with you and your family Julia.
Government is Force

Lexington, KY

#31 Nov 25, 2007
RGW wrote:
their judgement day will come.
You just keep on telling yourself that. Maybe if you say it enough it will come true just like the fairy tale it comes from.
Pat

AOL

#34 Nov 25, 2007
She has done a lot of good and will be missed.
I Told You So

Union, SC

#35 Nov 25, 2007
Uh Clem wrote:
65 days without representation. Step down NOW. Let the people get their representation back.
For someone who likes to hang their hat on 'honesty' and 'integrity'- hiding away in a 'secret location' for 2 months instead of doing the right thing and relinquishing the seat is downright selfish.
I got killed (pun intended) on this board when I made the same comments about Hoeppner at IU. He was dragging the program down with an illness from which he didn't recover. I thought they should have made a move early on to move the program forward. Same thing with Julia. Hate that she's ill and will not recover but she needs to step aside to allow someone to represent the district properly in Congress.

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