Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hector Camacho Brain Dead

Sad news to report out of Puerto Rico. According to Yahoo! News the famed boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is brain dead following a shooting.

AP-Hector ''Macho'' Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, though they said family members were disagreeing on whether to take him off life support.
Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors have finished performing all medical tests on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night.
''We have done everything we could,'' said Torres, who is the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. ''We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.''
He said at a news conference that the family expects to say by Friday if Camacho should remain on life support.
Torres said Camacho's father has already indicated that he wants the boxer taken off life support and his organs donated, but one of his sisters opposes the idea.
''This is a very difficult moment,'' he said.
Ismael Leandry, a longtime friend and former manager, told reporters that Camacho's mother also is wavering on taking her son off life support and would like more time with him. He said the family is waiting for Camacho's oldest son to arrive Thursday night before having a family reunion and making a decision.
''Let's remember him as a good man,'' Leandry said. ''He was a good father, a good son.''

UPDATE Nov. 24, 2012- Hector went into cardiac arrest earlier this morning and was taken off life support. R.I.P. Champ!

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