Debbie Wasserman Schultz shows steely resolve in grueling cancer battle
But thoughts about cancer didn't consume her. "I remember how she was only half out of anesthesia and she was on the BlackBerry," says her brother, Steve Wasserman, an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, who was with her during the mastectomy.
Nine days after that surgery in February 2008, she hosted a fundraiser for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while getting pain medication from a pump hidden in her purse.
I am in awe of such bravery. I was astonished as I watched Chris Wallace interviewed her for the FoxNews Sunday "Power Player of the Week"