Pro golfer Jarrod Lyle makes decision to stop cancer treatment and enter palliative care
Jarrod was initially diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 17, and even after effective treatments, his cancer resurfaced twice in 2012 and 2017
This week, the wife of professional golf player Jarrod Lyle broke the news that her husband, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, has decided to put a stop on his treatment and instead, will be entering palliative care.
According to People, Jarrod's wife confirmed that her husband would be ending treatments for his almost two-decade-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia and enter palliative care at his home. In a heart-wrenching Instagram post, Bri Lyle said her 36-year-old husband “has reached his limit,” as well the information that doctors have “agreed that they can no longer strive for a positive outcome” in this third bout with cancer.
“My heart breaks as I type this message,” Bri wrote in the July 31 post. “Earlier today Jarrod made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care. He has given everything that he’s got to give, and his poor body cannot take any more. We’ll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.”
Jarrod was initially diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 17, and even after effective treatments, his cancer resurfaced twice in 2012 and 2017, reported Fox News.
And all this time when Jarrod continued to play in the PGA tour and in Austrailia in between each diagnosis. But, when his cancer recurred last year, the professional athlete's health seems to have worsened over the past several weeks, to such an extent that he has had trouble keeping food down and speaking.
“Jarrod knows he is loved, and the thousands of prayers and well wishes that have been sent his way have kept him going through some incredibly tough times,” Bri wrote in the message. “My focus as of today is on our girls and doing whatever I can to get them through the challenges ahead. Jarrod will be closer to them very soon, and will spend as much time as he can with them."
Bri's announcement of her husband's condition on social media sparked an enormous amount of support coming their way from all sorts of people, including people in the golfing world. Moreover, a lot of people flocked on to social media to pay their tribute to the beloved athlete.
“Man this is a tough one,” Dwayne Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Sending so much love, light, and strength to Jarrod and his Lyle family.” South African professional golfer Ernie Els also voiced his support, tweeting, "Just heard the news about Jarrod Lyle. Life is very precious and you have been so strong. We are thinking and praying for you and your family now more than ever. - Ernie, Liezl, Samantha and Ben."
“Jarrod has fought with the heart of a lion, always with dignity and a smile surrounded by his loving family. We Love You,” wrote Ian Baker-Finch, a golf commentator for CBS. “Please rest peacefully knowing how inspirational and beloved you remain in all our hearts.”
One of Jarrod's family friends, Mark Hayes told ABC Australia that the golfer has been reading the beautiful messages and tributes coming his way and that he would continue to do so as long as he can. “He takes every word on board, still reads them all, I think that will continue until he can’t,” Hayes said. “He’s eternally grateful to everyone.”