Rep. John Lewis To Undergo Treatment For Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer | NBC Nightly News

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"I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, equality, basic human rights — for nearly my entire life.” Rep. Lewis said in a statement. “I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now." » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly...



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An outpouring of support tonight for democratic congressman, john lewis, an icon who fought on the front lines of the civil rights movement now facing a foe like none before stage four pancreatic cancer. Former president barack obama tweeting. If there's one thing i love about john lewis, it's his incomparable will to fight. I know he's got a lot more of that left in him. Louis in a statement sayi ...
g, i have been in some kind of fight for freedom, equality, basic human rights for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one i have now the 79 year old vowing to fight the disease. With the same tenacity with which he foughtfor racial equality, joining sit-ins and freedom rides, challenging jim crow laws, organizing and speaking at the march on washington, alongside the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. , and being brutally beaten by alabama state troopers in 1965, while peacefully demonstrating for Voting rights lewis now serving his seventeenth term, often called the conscience of congress. The prognosis for his form of cancer is grim, but lewis says he's undeterred, congressman lewis says he'll remain in office and hopes to return to washington to continue working as he undergoes treatment. A nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel, subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watchthe latest interviews, show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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