Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born on May 20, 1954. She is an American businesswoman, a humanitarian, a philanthropist, and the wife of the United States Senator as well as 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona. Moreover, Cindy works with international nonprofit organizations. Care about knowing more about her, keep on reading this article.

Synopsis

Cindy was a very active woman in her husband’s 2000 bid for the Republican presidential nomination. After her husband lost the debate, she was chosen to be the Chairwoman of the Arizona delegation to the Republican National Convention. As a result, in 1988, she was able to found the AVTM; the American Voluntary Medical Team. Furthermore, Cindy is on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit philanthropies, such as: Operation Smile, CARE, and The HALO Trust.

Carmencitta Magazine - Cindy McCain 4Early Life

Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born, in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 20, 1954. In fact, McCain was an only child who was raised in her home city Arizona. For University, she went to the University of Southern California where she had her BA in education, and after that, an MA in Special education that enabled her to become a teacher in the University of Southern California.

John McCain

In fact, she met her husband John when she was in Hawaii with her parents on a vacation. At that time, he was still married but separated from his wife. Moreover, the two of them got married in Phoenix, on May 17, 1980.

Prescription Drug Addiction

In 1989, Cindy McCain developed an addiction to opioid painkillers. At that time, she had a surgery and was taking up to twenty pills a day. In fact, she made an agreement with an AVMT therapist who prescribed her illegal pills in the name of other 3 employees without their knowledge. However, in 1992, her parents made an intervention in order to force her to get help. As a result, she told her husband about this problem, and attended a drug treatment facility, where she received sessions and ended her three years of addiction.