How Is Jon Batiste's Wife Doing?
Jon Batiste's wife, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with cancer for the second time, early this year. She is presently enduring treatment for leukemia, and her husband admires her strength in the face of adversity.
However, Jon tested positive for Covid-19 in May, and his supporters were concerned about if he had transferred his covid to Suleika.
It would have been worse if she had also been infected. Fortunately, she was clean from the infection.
The couple married in secret in February, the night before Jaouad's second bone marrow transplant, in a little ceremony with bread ties as wedding bands.
Batiste described marriage as "an act of rebellion." The darkness will attempt to overpower you, but all you have to do is turn on the light, focus on the light, and hang on to the light."
"Every day, we pray and continue, she is fantastic. When you saw her, you'd never guess she's going through what she's going through "PEOPLE spoke with Batiste, 35.
"She has the power to turn the most difficult obstacles into life-affirming experiences. So she's a one-of-a-kind case. It's a Suleika thing, how she's doing," Batiste added.
Both Jaouad and Batiste express themselves via art in ways that words cannot. Jaouad keeps a notebook and draws self-portraits of her therapy. She even embellished the walker she now has to use to give levity and fun to her days.
Her most recent post also shows her plunging into painting alongside another cancer survivor.