(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.
Our prayers are with you Senator Biden, and Jill
Yeah, our thought and prayers are with him in this trying moment when the economy is in shumble.I wish her a speedy recovery and well being.
Thoughts and Prayers are with you and family :-)
Senator Biden, as many years ago, you make the right choice.. You again have made the correct choice to stand by your family.... you and your wife will have our prayers and respect...
Your choices are why we want you in the Washington for us all... Family First as we are part of your family
Joe be with your family You are going to win anyway! And the world will be a better place..
America, why are there no more comments? Don`t you recognize any more a trustworthy and honest human being among all those hate mongers?
I have lost both of my elderly parents in the past 18 months and know that no matter what the age or circumstances it is always hard to say goodbye. My prayers are with Jill Biden and her family.
Senator Biden, you and your family are in our prayers.
This is a man with a clear sense of priority. I respect and admire him. He is as qualified to be President as he is VP. He truly has an understanding of the average American, because he has been there. His record shows that he means what he says. He is a man of honor and integrity, and a great family man. I will pray for him and his family as he goes through this sad and difficult time.
That is a real family values kind of man.
Best wishes for health and healing.
yes, my family's thoughts and prayers are with you, too.
My thoughts with you and your family senator!!!
God be with Jill's mother. It is so sad that she is so ill at this time in your life. You are both such wonderful people and I pray for you.
May the Lord grant you and your family peace through this challenging time.
my thoughts and prayers are with Jill, Joe & their families
Family first, just the way it should be. God Bless
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family, Sen. Biden..God bless you and yours...
Here come the angry right-wingers who are going to claim how this is a planned effort to get Sen. Biden off the ticket and Sen. Ciinton on the ticket...
Like President Clinton says, "I love Joe Biden," and Sen. Biden made Gov. Palin look more empty and out of her league than she was during the interviews with Katie Couric
Joe Biden symbolizes strength and faith on so many levels. May God Bless him and his family.
I pray that in all respects you [ Sen. Biden, his mother-in-law, and Jill Biden and the family ] may prosper and be in good health, just as your [ their ] soul prospers. – 3 John 2:1
Prayers of comfort for your family during this difficult time, Senator Biden.
Family first. Now that's refreshing. His counterpart has a pregnant unwed teen and an infant with congenital defects but she has not canceled appearances. I love the GOP idea of family values.
Best wishes to your mother-in-law and son, Senator Biden.
My family and I hold you and your family in thought and prayer Senator Biden as you face this dificult and sad time.
Take care of your family. You and your family are in pur prayers.
My God be with you, Jill and Family...thoughts and prayers!