FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear’s sign language interpreter Virginia Moore shared a positive update on her battle with uterine cancer in a recorded message during the governor’s daily press briefing on Wednesday.
Moore said she was treated at the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville and is doing “very well.”
“They took fabulous care of me. They were able to get all of the cancer out. So at this point, they will just be following me for the next five years to make sure cancer stays at bay, but we think we got it all," Moore said.
She then turned her focus to urging Kentuckians, especially women, to have regular check-ups, mammograms, and pap smears.
Moore explained that the tumor found on her uterus was invasive but just shy of being so large that she would have to endure cancer treatment following surgery.
“If I had waited a little bit longer, I would definitely be in treatment," she said.
She said the kindness of her supporters has helped lift her up, giving her the strength she needed to push forward during a dark time.
“If I could thank each and every one of you, I would,” Moore said.
She then urged Kentuckians to take the kindness shown to her and share it with everyone struggling during the COVID outbreak, especially as the state sees another spike in the virus outbreak.
“Let’s take that kindness, that support, and let’s give it to everyone that’s out there battling the coronavirus. I’m scared for myself, and I’m scared for each and every one of you because this is not a virus any one of us wants,” Moore said.
She ended her message by saying she is taking some personal time off before returning to work with the governor.
Beshear, visibly excited by smiling and clapping during Moore’s message, said everyone on his team is looking forward to having her back.
“We are so glad she’s doing well, and we miss her,” Beshear said. “We love you, Virginia.”