Gary Carter’s Health Takes Turn For Worse

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Carter’s health has taken a turn for the worse.

The 57-year-old Hall of Fame catcher, diagnosed last May with a malignant brain tumor, received results of his latest MRI exam Thursday, according to the online journal of his daughter, Kimmy Bloemers.

She writes: “I wish I could say that the results were good. … There are now several new spots/tumors on my dad’s brain. I write these words with tears because I am so sad for my dad.”

“Dr. Jimmy Harris will be coming to my parent’s house this evening to talk to the family about the next step,” she wrote.

Carter had the MRIs Friday in North Palm Beach, Fla., and the results were sent to his doctors at Duke University for evaluation.

A day earlier, he fell at a doctor’s appointment and completely tore a rotator cuff, Bloomers wrote, adding that he also fell on Christmas Eve.

“It is very painful and needs surgery, but all dad can do right now is rehab to heal,” she wrote.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. scorp980 says:

    I hope he recovers and some day ends up managing the Mets to a World Series win.

  2. John says:

    Thing like this happen to Gary Carter and Steve Jobs. And then people like Bloomberg live to 100. Very sad.

  3. CT Native says:

    Gary, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Steve says:

    God bless you Gary! You were my idol as a little boy!! We’ll keep those prayers coming. Keep fighting # 8….keep fighting.

  5. Bullett says:

    We’re all left to pray for Gary. While I was never a Met fan, I did appreciate Gary’s attitude on and off the field of play. He always stayed positive with that big smile of his. If and when the time comes of his passing, he will be missed by millions, but never forgotten.

  6. bob reilly says:

    my prayers go out to you Gary and your family!!

  7. Ken Powers says:

    You can fight this and beat it Gary, don’t give up or give in. There are cures out there; just keep searching and keep a possitive frame of mind.

    Best to you and your family

  8. Vernita Worrell says:

    I have no idea who you are Mr. Gary but I do know that I hate to hear about anyone ill and/or suffering. I will be sending you and your family strong energies and prayers. God Bless you Mr. Gary.

    1. mj says:

      THATwas VERY nice of you

  9. karen says:

    all the best to gary and his family. i appreciated your good sportsmanship and athleticism, even as a red sox fan. the good in people transcends sports and loyalties. working in health care, and having lost family members to cancer, i wish you more good days than bad, plenty of time with family and friends, and peaceful final days. thanks for memories.

  10. Sheila Ryan says:

    So hard to watch anyone be sick but especially an athlete — we expect them to never become ill, I hope for the best – he gave us 1986 the best year ever! My mom loved his curls and an all around good guy. Namaste & Blessings XO

  11. Joan says:

    My thoughts any Prayers are with you and your family..Thank you for giving me the only World Series that I know..Your the Best Kid!!

  12. Bob Doda says:

    Kid Clutch. Keep fighting Gary.

  13. Joan says:

    My Prayers are with you and your family..Thank you for giving me the only World Series I know..Your the Best Kid..Keep Fighting..

  14. Donald Kelly says:

    I just lost my brother to the same disease My prayers are with you and your family

  15. Patrick Cooley says:

    God bless you Gary. Nobody is stronger.

  16. BERNIE says:


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