Brain cancer has taken another great man.
Baseball great, Gary Carter died on Friday, Feb., 17th after a 10-month battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.
The 11 time golden glove winner and MVP was remembered by former Mets manager Davey Johnson, and current manager of the Washington Nationals; “Nobody loved life in a bigger way than Gary. Gary’s brave battle has ended, but his from-the-gut laughter will be heard and his vitality and spirit will be felt forever. I loved him very much, and I know he is finally at peace.”
Gary was fortunate to have been treated at one of the country’s top cancer centers at Duke University. There are 8 cancer centers that The Elliott Foundation refers brain cancer patients to and Duke Cancer Center is one of them. Gary and his family knew where to get advanced treatment and genetic testing. Duke also follows the model for integrated patient support and care which is so important in our battle to beat this disease. Unfortunately, too many brain cancer patients don’t receive this potentially life saving information.
The Elliott Foundation extends our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to the Carter family.