(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 and your family during this time.
May god bless you and your family, Senator. My father's last days were spent in a hospice in Pennsylvania. The people at the hospice facilities are absolute saints. Your mother-in-law will be in hands guided by god.
Mr. and Mrs. Biden and family....our prayers are with you.
Best wishes to Joe and his family at this time.
Wish her quick recovery.... best wishes.
My prayers are with you,Senator Biden. This is a article about a sick family member, not politcal fodder. Please respect this man whether you agree with him or not.
May god keep her close. I wish you the best.
Prayers with you and your family Sen, Biden. Stay strong and encouraged, you have a wonderful family and a concerned nation holding you up.
Biden were glad that you believe that Family is better then Politics. Hope everything turns out fine.
Dear Senator and Mrs. BIden. We lost a loved one today who was in hospice care. Please know we are praying for your family. We think of you as family.
Senator and Mrs. Biden, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
our prayers are with you.
Joe is doing the right thing by cancelling to support his mother-in-law and his wife and family. This is real family values.
Our thoughts are with you, Sen. Biden. Again you demonstrate the importance of family.
To the Biden family,
During this moment our thoughts are with your family!
David and Diane
God Bless you and your family Senator Biden.
Sen. Biden, our prayers are with your mother-in-law and your family.
My prayers to you and your family, Sen. Biden.
So sad to hear. Best wishes Joe, Jill and the entire family.
Bless you and your family Senatoe Biden
Having just experienced the same thing with my mother two years ago, my prayers are with the Biden family. It is heart-rending to lose a mother, but hospice is such a blessing. Prayers and hugs!
Joe you are a good man. God bless you and your family.
Our prayers are also with you.
Joe, you are my hero. Having been in the same place (as both a daughter and a daughter-in-law) my heart hopes you, Jill and your family know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My prayers are with the Biden family.
We're all praying for you and your family, Sen. Biden.