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Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Fri May 13, 2011 11:29 am

"It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end. With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease. My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure.

I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.

I am comforted by the fact that I am surrounded by my family and friends. I thank you for the outpouring of concern, prayers and encouragement that you have shown me. I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side."

Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Fri May 13, 2011 1:34 pm

I saw him in AZ two years ago at a Ferguson Jenkins game with some other players from the 60 70 80's. Got his autograph on a Cubs program I had kept from the 70's. It was awesome to see him and others from that era of when I grew up and that I had idolized. That was when baseball was a game and not a business.
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Fri May 13, 2011 2:27 pm

i agree with you 100% it truly was a game back then, he is so loved in minnesota, i have his throwback jersey, i cant wear it in the summer time cuz it is made of flannel, haha i dont know how those guys played wearing that stuff....

Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Sat May 14, 2011 1:01 pm

[quote="stewart1439"} That was when baseball was a game and not a business.[/quote]

Can't remember a wiser saying, recently.... so true ^
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