Congressman Keith Rothfus has unveiled his premiere TV ad today, which recounts his battle with cancer.
The thirty-second spot, titled “Gift”, conveys the thankfulness and optimism that Representative Rothfus gained for American innovation and life in general after the diagnosis.
“Being told you have cancer is one of the worst things you can hear,” Rothus begins.
He goes on to describe how he received the news a month before the birth of his sixth child and the fact that his type of cancer, that of the appendix, was rare and the survival rate low.
“It was American innovation that I credit with saving my life,” he says. “We should be passionate about every day that we have.”
Rothfus is currently running against Democratic nominee and businesswoman Erin McClelland. Rep. Rothfus is a freshman Congressman representing the 12th district.