Curt Schilling battled for 20 years on baseball's biggest stage. Since February, the right-handed pitcher has been battling for his life.
However, it looks like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Curt Schilling has reported that his cancer is in remission.
The three-time World Series champ went public with his diagnosis in February via an official statement:
“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.”
Since that time, Schilling has undergone both surgery and radiation treatment. He never publicly revealed which form of cancer he was facing or his prognosis for recovery.
The former Boston Red Sox pitcher announced the good news on his personal Twitter page yesterday.
As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5 year clock!
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 25, 2014
Schilling's Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees in seven games in a thrilling World Series match in 2001. He shared the World Series MVP award that year with Randy Johnson.
He would go on to play for the Boston Red Sox. The team captured two World Series titles while Schilling was on the squad. The first one came in 2004, which was the first championship for the Sox since 1918. The second title came in 2007. The right-hander finished his illustrious 20-year career with 216 wins.
— Gabby Schilling (@GabbyS_chilling) April 8, 2014
After retirement, Schilling served as an analyst for ESPN. Since his remission announcement yesterday, the pitcher has been feeling the love on Twitter.
Congratulations to Curt Schilling and his family on the great news that his cancer is in remission-he is in our thoughts-Jerry
— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) June 26, 2014
Farrell on Big Schill @gehrig38 declaring he is in remission: ''Not surprised, given the tenacity, his strength and personal willpower.''
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) June 26, 2014
— Baseball Photos (@Baseball_Photos) June 25, 2014
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