Curt Schilling, the founder of 38 Studios and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that he is battling cancer.
“I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” Schilling said in a statement. “We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer.”
Schilling, 47, is most notably known for his baseball career, but also was the head of the development studio that brought gamers the vastly underrated Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning in 2012.
This also isn’t the first time that the Schilling family has dealt with cancer as Curt’s wife, Shonda Schilling, was diagnosed with stage 2 malignant melanoma in 2001.
“With my incredibly talented medical team, I’m ready to try and win another big game. I’ve been so very blessed and I feel grateful for what God has allowed my family to have and experience, and I’ll embrace this fight just like the rest of them, with resolute faith and head on.”
We here at Gamesided wish Curt nothing but the best as he battles this terrible disease that affects millions of people a day. We are pulling for you, and can’t wait to hear that you’ve beaten the illness.