(CNN) - Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden is cancelling his campaign events for Saturday and Sunday as his mother-in-law battles a serious illness.
The Senator from Delaware's campaign spokesman, David Wade, put out a statement saying "the campaign has cancelled Sen. Biden's schedule today and tomorrow because of a serious illness in Jill Biden's family. Hospice has advised the Bidens to remain close by, and we appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy."
Wade is referring to Biden's wife's mother, Bonny Jacobs, who is in a hospice in Pennsylvania.
Biden was scheduled to speak in Washington D.C. and then attend a fund-raiser in the nation's capitol Saturday night. Sunday he was expected to campaign in Virginia.
My prayers are with you Senator Biden and your family. God Bless.
Senator Biden you and your wonderful family are in my prayers
Please care for family first, Senator and Mrs Biden!! It is one of the things we love about you–your family is of top priority and always has been. We will all hold the fort for you till you can come back.
Senator Biden, we'll keep your family in our prayers.
Our prayers are with your wife, Jill, and family, and with you, Senator.
Bless you and your family in this difficult time. You are an honorable man Mr. Biden
Sen. Obama appreciates you, Sen. Biden and he can and will hold down the campigan until your family has the time it needs to deal with your wife's mother. Our prayers are with you and the family.
My prayers go out to the Biden family. May God Bless and keep you.
We are there with you Joe, it shall be well with your family.....The Lord is your stength
god bless her ADN YOU BUDEN!!!!!!!!
Our thoughts are with you and Joe at tis difficult time.
Joyce & John
Our prayers are with the Senator and his family
WE ARE ALL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY VICE-PRESIDENT. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS AND GOD BLESS AMERICA
From my family to yours Sen. (Mr.) .Biden. God Bless. By the way you did very well during your debate with Gov. Palin.
God Bless You Sen. Biden... We stand with you, your family and Obama.
We rid ourselves of Palin/Todd along with McCain since she doesn't acknowledge she is running with McCain. Wink! Wink! You Betcha!
McCain better be careful because Sarah and First Dude is planning to pull a fast one on him... First Dude run's Alaska and Sarah sits back and enjoy the spotlight so she doesn't have to think more than our children in the 6th grade.
God Bless You Sen. Biden!
Even though I support the McCain/Palin ticket I do send my prayers and thoughts out to the Biden family. God Bless.
May the peace of the Lord be with you. You and your family are in my prayers.
Joe and Jill,
I'm so sorry to hear of this. Good luck to you both. You are in my prayers.
You go and care for your family Joe. Things will be just fine until you return. We will keep you all in our prayers.
My husband and I are thinking about you and your family at this time. Our hearts go out to you and we wish you peace. While McCain is basking in some retreat in the Arizona sun, you are forced to deal with hospice and stay "close" to your family. We admire you. You are the true America family spirit; we don't see you leaving your wife in her time of need as did McCain.
Our prayers and thoughts are wiht you and your family. May you feel the angels at your side.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
sen.biden stay strong during this very trying time,we all give you,jill and the rest of your family, all of our thoughts and prayers. and may god bleess all of you. obama/biden we are with you.
as if joe hasn't been through enough already ...
hang in there joe
Senator Biden is a man who has his priorities in line. Our thoughts are with him and Jill.