Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Daulton diagnosed with brain cancer

July 10, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Not even two weeks after having both of his brain tumors successfully removed, former Phillie Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

The Darren Daulton Foundation released a statement on his website about his condition.

"Darren has been diagnosed with a Glioblastoma (“GBM”), a form of brain cancer," The statement reads. "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."

The former catcher played 14 years for the Phillies and is currently a radio host for 97.5 FM The Fanatic.

He was a key part in the Phillies' run to the NL Pennant in 1993 and was inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame at Citizens Bank Park in 2010.

(Image from Harball Talk)

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