It was a bolt from the blue for the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. His wife of 18 years, Teresa Heinz Kerry is still under medical supervision for an undisclosed medical condition. On conditions of anonymity, a person close to her in the family said that the 74-year lady had suffered symptoms consistent with a seizurewhile she was holidaying at home with her family in the island of Nantucket.
She was instantly rushed to the NantucketCottage Hospital in an ambulance by her beloved husband who had already returned on July 3rd after his fourteen day long diplomatic trip to the Mideast and Southeast Asia. Noah Brown, a spokesperson for the Nantucket hospital said to the press that she was brought into the medical facility in a critical condition at 3:30pm Eastern Time on 7th June, 2013. After her condition was initially stabilized by the conjoined efforts of the medical team available within the island, she was shifted to the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
She is still under medical supervision and reported to have been in an oxymoronic ‘critical yet stable’ condition. This shroud of secrecy and hushed tone of the matter of affairs is evident from the words of the State Department spokesman Glen Johnson. On Sunday in his briefing to the press on behalf of Jon Kerry, Johnson said that, “The family is grateful for the outpouring of support it has received and aware of the interest in her condition, but they ask for privacy at this time.”
Earlier in September 2009, Mrs. Kerry had been under treatment for breast cancer. She had successfully undergone lumpectomies on both breasts at a Washington hospital. The couple had married at Nantucket in 1995 after they had met at an Earth day rally in 1990. Teresa Heinz Kerry inherited the fortunes of the ketchup and condiment company Heinz, when her the-then husbandSenator John Heinz died when his small chartered plane collided with a helicopter in 1991. In 2004, the Forbes magazine has estimated her wealth to be $750 million, though she spent a lot while being a philanthropist who backed numerous environmental causes through the Heinz family foundation.