Curt Schilling and ESPN issue statements on Schilling being diagnosed with cancer

Curt Schilling (Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

Curt Schilling (Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images)

Curt Schilling statement:
“I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer. Shonda and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers.

“My father left me with a saying that I’ve carried my entire life and tried to pass on to our kids: ‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do.’ Over the years in Boston, the kids at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have shown us what that means. With my incredibly talented medical team I’m ready to try and win another big game. I’ve been so very blessed and I feel grateful for what God has allowed my family to have and experience, and I’ll embrace this fight just like the rest of them, with resolute faith and head on.”

- Thank you,
The Schillings

ESPN statement:
“Our thoughts are with Curt and his family during this challenging time. His ESPN teammates wish him continued strength in his cancer fight and we look forward to welcoming him back to our baseball coverage whenever he’s ready.”

  • Robert mccauley

    Good luck wishing everything will be ok

  • Fern

    No way!!!!!

  • Kris Grochowski

    You’ve always been a class act and you are a hero here in New England. Thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Kris, NH

  • angel

    My prayer are with you and your family.

  • Michael McClymont

    Curt,

    My family in Arizona sends our prayers your way. I’ve enjoyed watching you over the years and the only thing you need besides your family is your faith, nothing else should matter. May God bless you with a speedy recovery and we will continue to keep you in our daily prayers.

  • michael silfan

    Curt
    AS A LIFE LONG YANKEE FAN. I CAN’T BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I SAID YOUR name IN my house. As baseball fan. Father and cancer survivor I want to tell you dad was right. Best wishes and good health. From Michael the yankee fan

  • John Christoforo

    I would like to send Kurt a get well card and relaxation CD , Do you have a mailing address ?

    • http://frontrow.espn.go.com/author/ttdfan87/ Sheldon Spencer

      You can write to Curt Schilling at the address below:

      ESPN
      Attn: Curt Schilling
      ESPN Plaza
      Bristol, CT 06010

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  • Shelley Lederman

    Wishing you and your family all the best . As a great competitor you surely will beat this.

  • Kent King

    Curt, wishing you all the best and hope for a cancer free life for you.