Luckily, 74-year-old Harmon Killebrew says he expects to make a full recovery.
Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Killebrew is keeping an extremely positive outlook, despite his recent, serious diagnosis of esophageal cancer.
Here's what he had to say about it:
"With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life.
The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced medical centers treating esophageal cancer in the world. In the past decade, they have made tremendous advances in the treatment of this disease. Nita and I feel blessed to have access to the best doctors and medical care.
I thank everyone for their outpouring of prayers, compassion and concern. Nita and I ask for privacy during this difficult journey."
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your positive outlook is an inspiration!
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