Meghan McCain shares photo of Sen. John McCain at Arizona home
PHOENIX — Meghan McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, posted a photo of her father for the first time since he went home just before the holidays due to a viral infection.
The father-daughter duo spent the weekend in Cornville, Arizona, where the family has owned a cabin for more than three decades.
Good morning coffee from Arizona! Thank you for all so much for the wonderful video messages! ♥️🇺🇸🌵 pic.twitter.com/YLIpzp1Sep
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) February 18, 2018
Other Arizona politicians also expressed their delight at again seeing the senator in public view.
— Kyrsten Sinema (@RepSinema) February 18, 2018
Cindy McCain, the senator’s wife, traveled to Munich, Germany, to accept the Ewald von Kleist Award — an annual award given to those who have significantly contributed to international peace and conflict resolution — on her husband’s behalf.
The Arizona Republican has spent the last several months mostly out of the spotlight after he was hospitalized in December for a viral infection while battling brain cancer.
McCain has been battling glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, since he was first diagnosed last summer.
The typical survival period after a diagnosis is 12 to 15 months, though a small percentage live longer than five years.
The senator called his prognosis “very poor” in a September interview with “60 Minutes.”
“The prognosis is very, very serious,” McCain said. “Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. It’s a very poor prognosis. So, I just said, ‘I understand, now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find, and do the best we can.’ And, at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived.”
McCain was expected to return to the Senate in January, but that did not happen.