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Joe Biden is spending his last year in office trying to help cure the disease that killed his son

Joe Biden is spending his last year in office trying to help cure the disease that killed his son

A few months after Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son died of an aggressive form of brain cancer, he traveled to Philadelphia to see off Pope Francis after his first U.S. visit.

Before he took off, the pope privately met, and mourned, with Biden and his extended family.

“I wish every grieving parent, brother or sister, mother or father would have had the benefit of his words, his prayers, his presence,” Biden recalled Friday. 

Within weeks, Biden would announce the end of his long-running presidential ambitions and devote himself to the “moonshot” effort he said was needed to cure the disease that claimed his son.

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