Since announcing his condition last month, Curt Schilling has undergone a series of treatments for cancer. The type of cancer the Former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst is facing is unknown.
Schilling did clue his Facebook followers into his experience. On Monday he posted, “Week 2 begins with radiation and unfortunately more surgery.”
While the news may be discouraging, especially the mention of needing additional surgery, Schilling seems ready to face the challenges ahead. Schilling said the difficulties are “not gonna break” him as he has “way too much faith in [God]”. He also credits the “love from friends and family” with helping him through this tough situation.
His wife Shonda understands more than most what Schilling is going through as she is a cancer survivor herself.
Shonda was diagnosed with stage 2 malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, back in 2001. It resulted in five surgeries.
What she experienced led her to create the Shade Foundation, an educational source for children’s skin cancer treatments and ways to prevent cancer.
@gehrig38 Praying for your continuing cancer battle. I know you are already winning. #Don'tGiveUpDon'tEverGiveUp
— Dan Solomon (@kingsolo1970) March 2, 2014
Her husband Curt is taking his ongoing cancer treatment one day at a time. Hopefully the steps taken will lead to a positive outcome.
The outpouring of love and support they have received is something for which the Schillings are deeply grateful.
Curt Schilling said in a statement, “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.”
ESPN commented on Schilling’s condition with the following statement of support:
“Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time. 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.”
ESPN won't use a fill-in for Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) on SNB while he undergoes cancer treatment. (Via @GlobeChadFinn)
— Kari Van Horn (@KariVanHorn) March 1, 2014
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