In ‘Stronger,’ Cindy McCain Reflects On Life, And The Last Days, With John McCain

By Claudia Grisales, April 27, 20214:06 AM ET

Book Review

John McCain attends a rally in the park on Jan. 31, 2000 in Keene, NH, with his family (from left to right) daughter Bridget (8), wife Cindy, sons Jack (13) and Jimmy (10), and daughter Meghan (15).
David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

In his final months, John McCain fell catastrophically ill when his intestines ruptured, and he was taken on a secret journey to an Arizona hospital by helicopter. With her husband unconscious, Cindy McCain had to decide if he should have emergency surgery that would result in a bag for his intestines — or worse, kill him.

Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor in My Life with John McCain, by Cindy McCain
Crown Forum

John McCain had already warned his wife against authorizing “any crazy stuff.”

Cindy McCain recounts the emergency in her new memoir, Stronger: Courage, Hope, and Humor in My Life with John McCain.

Source: In ‘Stronger,’ Cindy McCain Reflects On Life, And The Last Days, With John McCain

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