Bernie Sanders

Carter Genslak, News Editor & Photo Editor

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   On Wednesday October 2nd, Bernie Sanders was at a campaign event in Nevada where he felt discomfort in the chest area. He was transported to a hospital and was diagnosed with a heart attack. Doctors then inserted two stents to open up a blocked artery in his heart. A stent is a tiny tube that a doctor inserts into a blocked passageway to keep it open. The stent restores the flow of blood or other fluids, depending on where it’s placed. Once the stent is implanted in a heat, it will remain in the artery permanently. Before having a heart attack, Bernie said he was “more fatigued” in the months leading up to the attack. After the attack Bernie also stated “the attack will change the nature of the campaign”.  Bernie also said that he has no plans on slowing down his campaign. Bernie is the longest serving Independent in U.S. Congressional History. About a week later, Bernie Sander’s daughter in-law passed away at age 46 after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer. According the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation,  Neuroendocrine tumors are rare and could be challenging to diagnose, they start in the body’s neuroendocrine cells, which receive messages from the nervous system and then release hormones into the bloodstream. Other than his heart attack and the passing of his daughter in law, Bernie Sanders is feeling a lot better and has returned to campaigning.