Skip to comments.Killebrew diagnosed with cancer; 'most difficult battle of my life'
Posted on 12/30/2010 3:14:26 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
Harmon Killebrew was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
"With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life," Killebrew said in a team-issued statement. "I am being treated by a team of medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic. While my condition is very serious, I have confidence in my doctors and the medical staff and I anticipate a full recovery.
"The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers treating esophageal cancer in the world. In the past decade, they have made tremendous advances in the treatment of this disease. Nita and I feel blessed to have access to the best doctors and medical care.
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My most vivid memory of Harmon is when he popped a hamstring reaching for a throw to first from Luis Tiant in an All Star game. My prayers and hopes go with him and his family.
Sorry to hear this WOBBLY BOB,
Always a class act.
Will say prayers.
He’s a class act.
I used to come home and watch the Home Run Derby reruns when I was 10 or so (c. 1988). I always liked Harmon Killebrew when he was on the show!
Esophageal cancer can result from Barretts esophagus, a condition where the cells in the lining of the esophagus change, due to acid reflux. My husband has undergone treatment with the new therapy, a combination of two techniques to remove the dysplasia and early stage cancer growths in his esophagus caused by the Barretts.
I urge any of you to FReep mail me if you want additional information, if you or anyone you know has Barretts. I will be happy to send you information. The normal course of treatment for what my husband has, and Harmon Killebrew, is to remove the esophagus and use the stomach to form a new esophagus by attaching it to the upper portion of the esophagus. It is not a pleasant way to live. This new treatment has saved my husband from having to have the surgery, thus far.
I was at the ballpark in Washington when Killebrew hit his first homerun. He was eighteen, I believe, and no one thought that anyone that young could hit the ball as far as he did. I pray for his recovery.
I can not think of any Twins game I went to that he did not hit at least one, And plenty he hit more.
The NFL changes its logo every few years. Now it only has 8 stars on it. Is there some significance to this number?
Mel - I have one of the seats from old Griffith Stadium in my basement game room. It’s seat number “3”. Prayers for The Killer.
Thank you. The older logo had some strange amount of stars, more than 8, so I wondered what that meant too. 8 for the divisions makes sense.
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