FRANKFORT, KY – Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman has released the following statement regarding a medical procedure she underwent on Monday, December 18, 2023.
“Concerns were raised to me during a recent routine physical exam. With a significant family history of cancer, I made the decision to have a double mastectomy. I am happy to report that a successful surgery was performed, and I expect to make a full recovery.
“I want to thank the health-care heroes for the compassionate care I continue to receive. I am more appreciative than I can articulate for your expertise and your kindness through this process.
“Serving as Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor is the honor of my life. I am eternally grateful for my loving and supportive family who makes that possible, a compassionate friend in Gov. Beshear and a top-notch staff.
“As Kentucky’s highest elected teacher, it is only fitting that I leave you with a little homework: Schedule those preventative exams you’ve put off, hug your people a little tighter and be kind, because everyone is fighting a battle you may know nothing about.
“I will see you soon, Team Kentucky.”
—Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman