MANHATTAN – When New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, emerged from St. Patrick's Cathedral with his partner, TV cooking star--Sandra Lee--after meeting Pope Francis, he and Lee told PIX 11 News the encounter had special significance.
Lee had undergone a double mastectomy this year for breast cancer and required follow-up surgery for an infection. In the last week, she declared herself cancer-free.
Wearing a white veil over her blonde hair and an elegant dark dress, Lee told PIX11 about the blessing she received from the Holy Father.
"It was completely unexpected," Lee told PIX 11 News. "They asked us to move forward. He blessed me. It brought tears to my eyes"
When PIX11 News asked Lee how she is feeling now, Lee responded, "I'm doing wonderful; it's all good."AlertMe