The results of Gary Carter’s biopsies have shown that the tumors in his brain are inoperable, and he is suffering from Grade 4 Glioblastoma, the most aggressive kind of tumor in humans, according to reports.
His daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, has stated that her father’s tumor “is like a snake of tumors that are connected across the back of the brain…the biggest tumor is on the left side of the brain,” according to ESPN New York.
Glioblastoma is characterized by a malignant brain tumor that grows rapidly, and affects the brain and central nervous system.
Carter and his family are now at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke while he undergoes treatment.
Gary Carter was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. He is known for helping the Mets beat the Boston Red Sox in the World Series of 1986. Over his 19-year career he played for the Mets, Expos, Dodgers, and Giants.
He hit 324 home runs, knocked in 1,225 RBIs, and a .262 career average. He is a three-time winner of the Gold Glove Award, and an 11-time All-Star. He just completed his second year as the baseball coach for Palm Beach Atlantic University located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Carter’s family has said that they have had a tremendous amount of support coming in from friends, fans, and teammates alike.
“Throughout my entire life, we have traveled as a family supporting dad in his amazing career as well as taken many fun vacations,” Bloemers wrote in the family journal. “When I think of hotels and being away from home, I usually think of vacation, fun, adventure and making memories with my family.”