Darren Daulton Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Darren Daulton’s foundation has issued an update on the former Phillie’s condition.
On behalf of Board of the Darren Daulton Foundation, and on behalf of Darren and his family, the following is an update on Darren’s condition and the September 9th golf outing at LuLu Country Club. See the attached flyer for those details.
Darren has been diagnosed with a Glioblastoma (“GBM”), a form of brain cancer. He has returned to his Clearwater area home to continue recuperating amongst his immediate family and friends. He will eventually begin treatments in Florida. Darren and his family wish to thank everyone for their loving support throughout this difficult time. He is deeply touched. In typical fashion, he again said, “Right on; Fight on.” Darren and his family request that everyone respect his privacy and that of his family during this period of time. At his urging, I can report that the September 9, 2013 golf tournament that benefits the Foundation will continue as planned.
More details are forthcoming as Darren has requested that we keep his friends and fans periodically updated.
The American Brain Tumor Association defines Glioblastoma as a highly malignant form of brain tumor. Symptons include weakness on one side of the body, memory and/or speech difficulties and visual changes. The years of median survival for those diagnosed is 14.6 months.
Daulton had successful surgery to remove two brain tumors just over a week ago.
Fans had the following to say about the legendary Phillie:
“Great player, team player, part of the team…the winning team,” says Steve Scheele or Levitttown, Pennsylvania.
“[He’s a] good baseball player, played hard like the old Phillies did,” says Chuck Ernesto or Bridgeville, Delaware.
“It’s unfortunate for him and his family, and again all we can really do is say we’ll pray for him so that he doesn’t suffer,” says Sister Joanne Manns.