The Kingman family was away from Loge13 the long weekend. The news on Gary Carter is not good. Tonight doctors confirmed that Carter has glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.
We are all rooting for the Kid to beat this bad news.
Here is the official release
This evening, doctors at Duke University Hospital confirmed former
Met Gary Carter has glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer which affects
the central nervous system, and have released the following statement:
"The results of biopsies performed on the tumor in Gary
Carter's brain have conclusively shown that Mr. Carter has a
glioblastoma. While surgery is not a good option given the location of
the tumor, we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and
his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation. Mr. Carter
will be returning home to Florida to begin the next phase of his
treatment, but we will continue to work closely with his medical team.
Mr. Carter's youth, strong physical condition and fighting spirit will
be to his advantage as his treatment commences. The outpouring of
support for Mr. Carter has been incredible and we trust that his many
friends and fans will join us in continuing to pray for him and his
The Carter family also issued the following statement about the
"While we are saddened by the news we received today, we
take comfort in the overwhelming support and prayers that have been
extended to our family during this difficult time. We have boundless
faith and hope knowing that the Lord will help see us through the
challenging weeks and months ahead. Gary is getting the best care
possible and is blessed with an incredible support network including
family, friends and loyal fans. Gary was always a fierce competitor on
the baseball field and that same tenacity will help him not only fight
but win this battle, so please join Team Carter and continue to pray
with our family."