Herman Killebrew, the former Major League Baseball player is in news because of his announcement on Friday that he has no more strength to fight with his esophageal cancer. So, he has decided to settle in for the final days of his life. He said in a statement that it is with profound sadness”, he will no longer receive treatment for the “awful disease as the cancer has been deemed incurable by his doctors and he will enter hospice care.
The 74-year-old Hall of Fame slugger continued to say that with the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, he has exhausted all options. He has spent the past decade of his life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. He is very comfortable to take this next step and experience the compassionate care that hospice provides.
Killebrew, the one whos 11th on baseballs all-time home run list with 573, is very thankful to his well-wishers for their support and he said, “I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side. Killebrew is one of the nice men who make a wonderful place in some ones heart in a very little time. Although, Joe Nathan didnt know Killebrew until he joined the team in 2004 but their lifelong friendship didnt take long to feel.
Nathan said that hopefully they can honor what he’s done in the game and outside of the game, and he hopes that he can continue to fight a little longer and especially be comfortable right now and be at peace.
Kevin Smith, One of the twins spokesmen said that there was no prognosis given by Killebrew’s doctors for how much longer he might live. Instead of enduring chemotherapy, he’ll now be kept as comfortable as possible to deal with pain. Moreover one of a handful of Twins officials, Smith has been in contact with the Killebrew and his family over the last few months.
Former Twins teammate, Tony Oliva also said that he planned to visit Killebrew in Arizona this weekend, too.
Harmon Killebrew ends fight against cancer & looks to hospice