With treatment for his brain tumor taking a toll on his immune system, Sen. Ted Kennedy will be staying behind for the Democratic National Convention. Although not physically there, Kennedy will be at the Denver convention by video. Shot at his home in Cape Cod, Kennedy has taped a five-minute video over the weekend to air during the party gathering at the end of the month.
At this stage in his illness, attending a large convention would be much too risky and the possibility of catching some illness won’t be chanced. The AP had no further details about his present condition.
Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May of this year. He had surgery in June and began chemotherapy shortly after.