NSW Labor’s deputy leader Prue Car has revealed on Twitter she will take leave after a large tumour on her kidney was discovered recently.
“Friends, I have some hard news to share,” Car’s tweet began.
“Following some recent tests I was found to have a large tumour on my kidney. It would be no surprise for me to tell you this was quite a shock.”
The 39-year old Londonderry MP assured her constituents that the “prognosis is looking positive.”
“I will be taking some leave for cancer treatment over the coming weeks. Unfortunately this means I won’t be able to see you out and about our community for a little while.”
Sharing the devastating news on her Facebook page too, Car added she was looking forward to “being back out and about soon fighting for our community.”
“I am buoyed by such loving support from my wonderful family, friends, colleagues and my beloved local community – thank you for your support.”
On her Facebook post, she acknowledged the “hard working, compassionate, skilled but overworked doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who are guiding me through this process”.
NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy Matt Kean was one of the hundreds of individuals on Twitter, responding to Car’s latest news.
“Wishing you a speedy recovery. Cheering for you all the way.”
Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchinson, wrote: “All my love and strength to you Prue. You need to take care of you now, so you can continue your outstanding care and service to your community ASAP. Your team is fabulous and we are all behind you.”
Labor Councillor Linda Scott wrote: “Sending love @pruecar – we’re all here for you if you need anything at all. You’re strong and you’ve got this. x”
Car is a former Penrith City Councillor and has been the shadow minister for education and early childhood since 2019. She was previously an advisor to Bob Carr (then Labor premier) between 2003 to 2005.