Former Met catcher, Gary Carter, had new brain tumors found, his family said Thursday on their blog, GetWellGary.MLBlogs.com. Carter was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma, a very aggressive cancer, six months ago after complaining of headaches and forgetfulness.
After being diagnosed, doctors said that the tumors were inoperable, but that Gary Carter would undergo treatment to reduce the size of them. But on Thursday, Carter's family announced that his condition has worsened, and that several new tumors have been found.
I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad, Kimmy Carter Bloemers, Gary Carter's daughter said on the blog. She went on to write that doctors would be visiting the house in the coming days to discuss Gary Carter's future.
Every day is exhausting and every move takes great effort, Bloemers wrote.
Carter's condition has been deteriorating over the last few weeks. He reportedly fell on Christmas Eve, tearing his rotator cuff. He fell again last Wednesday in a doctor's office.
Carter, who was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003, played 19 seasons of professional baseball, five of which were with the Mets. The 11-time all-star hit 324 career home runs, and has a .262 career batting average, with a .991 fielding percentage.
Gary Carter also started the Gary Carter Foundation, which supports poor students in Palm Beach County. Since the charity began in 1999, the foundation has raised over $600,000 for charitable purposes.