Kamala Harris delivers heartbreaking message as fans send prayers

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Kamala Harris took to his personal Instagram feed on Friday with a post remembering someone very special.

The US Vice President shared photos from her childhood alongside her late mother, Shyamala Harris, who she lost to colon cancer in 2009.

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Kamala paid tribute on World Cancer Day and her post prompted fans to send in prayers.

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She wrote: “I miss my mother every day and take her memory with me wherever I go.

“When President Biden launched his Cancer Moonshot five years ago, of course I thought of my mother. We may not have ended cancer as we know it, but there is still so much work to do and we are so much closer.

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“The Cancer Moonshot will strive to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improve the experience of individuals and families living with and surviving cancer.”

Kamala shared the sweet throwbacks with her beloved mom

Fans commented with praying hands emojis and wrote: “She would be so proud of you today.”

Ironically, Kamala’s mother was a cancer researcher before her untimely death at the age of 70.

She previously shared the details of her heartbreaking diagnosis in another poignant social media post.

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Kamala said, “My mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, came to this country with a dream: to cure cancer. She became a breast cancer scientist and worked for decades in the lab to advance the fight against this deadly disease.


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“It was a shock when she told us in 2008 that she had been diagnosed with colon cancer herself. – and great sadness when she passed away a year later.

Kamala’s father, Donald J. Harris, is a retired economics professor from Stanford University. The couple separated when Kamala was seven years old, with Shyamala being granted custody of their daughters.

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