First lady Maria Lee to undergo bone marrow transplant

Gov. Bill Lee and his wife, Maria, clap along to “Rocky Top” at his inauguration celebrations in Nashville on Jan. 19, 2019. (Erik Schelzig)

First lady Maria Lee is preparing to undergo a bone marrow transplant, Gov. Bill Lee announced on Thursday. Maria Lee was diagnosed with lymphoma in August.

“The first phase of treatment went well, and we thank the medical team for their exceptional care and commitment,” Lee said in the post.

“While there are difficult days ahead, Maria and I have great trust in the Lord,” he said. “We too are praying that God brings peace and comfort to all Tennesseans who are facing challenges in their own lives.”


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