Joe Biden and Meghan McCain shared a heartfelt moment on The View today as the former vice president offered a message of "hope" to the daughter of Senator John McCain - a man who was diagnosed with brain cancer this past summer.
Biden moved from his place on the set to sit next to Meghan McCain.
Grabbing McCain's hand, Biden spoke of the progress being made in cancer research and the strength that he knows the Arizona senator has to fight the disease. I was told that this doesn't get easier. The elder McCain was diagnosed earlier this year with glioblastoma, a type of aggressive brain cancer that typically has a very poor prognosis. "I think about Beau nearly every day, and I was told that this doesn't get easier".
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"If anyone can make it, your dad can", he told McCain. McCain told Biden that she couldn't get through the part of his book, "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and objective", which covered his son, Beau Biden's, struggle with brain cancer.
"One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John", he said. Your dad, when he was working with me, became friends with Beau. In 2015, his adult son Beau Biden died of glioblastoma, an experience that left him grief-stricken, and one he details in his new book, Promise Me, Dad. "We're like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view", Biden continued, Vanity Fair reported.
"I know you and your family have been through tragedy I couldn't conceive of". John McCain (R-Ariz.) - for advice.
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"Your dad, took care of my Beau". "The thing that Beau insisted on, and your dad's going to insist on, is you've gotta have hope", he said, later adding: "We gotta keep moving like this is going to happen".
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