For the first time since August, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson on Thursday updated the public about his brain cancer, releasing a social media video.
Since disclosing the tumor in late May, Richardson has receded from the public eye, deferring interviews and public appearances to executive staff. The videos have become Richardson’s chosen tool to be transparent about his health.
In Thursday’s video, also the longest at nearly three minutes, Richardson said the three most recent MRIs have shown his tumor hasn’t grown.
He said has struggled to speak because of the cancer. This is evidenced in the video, as Richardson several times gets stuck on a word, or says the wrong word.
“Somedays my speech feels unaffected, and other days I feel difficult to articulate the words even though I’m still thinking . . .