Yesterday the world awoke to the news that Angelina Jolie had undergone a double mastectomy, which came as a shock to many. It was even a shock to her father Jon Voight too, as he learned about his daughters plight online.
Speaking to The New York Daily News newspaper Mr Voight, 74, said, “I found out this morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this. She’s a very extraordinary person, the way she examined it and what she shared.”
The whole world agrees with you there Mr Voight as you would not wish what Angelina Jolie has had to go through on your worst enemy. He went on to say, “My love and admiration for my daughter can’t be explained in words. I saw her two days ago with my son Jamie. We all got together for his birthday, with her and Brad. But I didn’t know. It wasn’t obvious at all.”
When asked about why his daughter kept the news from him for more than three months Mr Voight said, “I completely understand, I want the focus to be on the inspiration. She just explained to me and educated me on this stuff.”
The story truly is an inspiration to many women and their families, especially those that have gone through the same as what Angelina Jolie and her family have gone through in recent months. But how would you react if you found out that a member of your family had undergone a major operation by reading about it on the internet or in your daily newspaper?