Curt Schilling Faces Radiation, SurgeryBy: Pam Wright - March 4, 2014
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s woes continue.
The ESPN analyst is undergoing radiation and will need more surgery as he battles an unknown type of cancer.
“Week 2 begins with radiation and unfortunately more surgery,” Schilling posted on his Facebook page Monday. “Not gonna break me though, way too much faith in Him and love from friends and family.”
He announced his diagnosis in an official statement in early February.
“We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer. Shonda and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers.”
HIs wife, Shonda Schilling, has also had her own battle with cancer. She has been cancer free since her fight against stage 2 malignant melanoma diagnosed in 2001.
“Shonda and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers,” Schilling said.
Schilling thanked his fans in a couple of tweets after his diagnosis.
Schilling is slated to join ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team. ESPN also announced they were offering the Red Sox star a multiyear contract extension with him.
“Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time,” ESPN said in a statement. “His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he’s ready.”
When Curt Schilling announced his condition in February, he shared a quote from his father, “My father left me with a saying that I’ve carried my entire life and tried to pass on to our kids: ‘Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.’”
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