Friday, February 29, 2008

Time for a pause: Hope for the best

It seems all to easy to forget about what's really important, especially when we're stuck down a steroids-induced rathole like we've been for the last 2+ months. But when reading that an all time good guy in Bobby Murcer was again possibly suffering a relapse of brain cancer, I couldn't help but feel for him and his family. Bobby's been a wonderful ambassador for the game, on the field and off, as well as behind the microphone. It's all too fashionable to bash all things NY and the Yanks, but Murcer's one of those guys who transcends all that.

Say a prayer or do whatever you'd do if this email (sent from Murcer's wife) came to your inbox from a friend or family:

hello dears...guess it's been too long since we've sent any new messages about our crazy, jam-packed life... and I've always said that "no news is good news", however, that's why I'm getting this to you today. Bobby's MRI Tuesday showed an area that the docs are concerned about, and he is scheduled for a brain biopsy at MDA this coming Monday . . . Please pray that it will be determined to be necrosis (scar tissue from the radiation), and not another cancerous tumor. It's one of the two.

we've had to make many travel changes, but still hope to be in Tampa for spring training games by the 7th, then to NYC for opening day on the 31st. Life comes with a few bitter pills to swallow, and we are trying to digest this latest bit of information with God's grace as our strength.

many of you know that our dear friend, Dr. Sam Hassenbusch, lost his battle with this insideous disease last Monday . . . He was such a good man, and taught us much about how best to handle adversity while inspiring everyone on his path along the way. We have been blessed with the Hassenbusch family's encouragement this last year.

Just know that we are dealing with this the only way we know how... with God, family, friends, prayers. It's a bump in the road, and we care so much that each of you are staying with us as the journey continues.
lots of xoxoxoxo, k & bobby

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While i am hardly a Yankee fan, i have always been a fan of Bobby Murcer. He is a true gentleman and he will be in my prayers. When i first heard of the cancer last year,i was surprised at how much it affected me at the time.