Krauthammer: Only Weeks to Live
Characteristically penning his own fact-based largely unemotional goodbye letter, Charles Krauthammer revealed this morning that cancer he's been battling the past year, has returned and the prognosis is grim.
Last August (2017) he'd undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen, the operation was successful but caused a cascading series of secondary complications keeping him sidelined and off the panel program on Fox News, he helped build and make a daily must watch for millions.
While he'd thought he was finally out of the woods a few weeks back, recent tests showed cancer returned within the last month, aggressive and quickly spreading.
In his letter to the public, his family, co-workers and all who care he eloquently says goodbye. Read the letter here.
Some notable quotes from the letter include: "I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life - full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended."
"I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking."
In spite of suffering a broken neck resulting in quadriplegia as a freshman at Harvard Medical School in 1975, the former baseball athlete completed his studies and graduated with his class with honors. He later abandoned a promising medical career as a psychologist in favor of political analysis. He possessed a formidable intellect and could analyze politicians and politics with charm and a bright wit and sense of humor.
He maintained a lifelong love of baseball and frequently attended games to which he drove himself to.
Charles Krauthammer will be long remembered and sorely missed and leaves us all with a noble and dignified way we should all hope to be able to say goodbye.