Aug 4th, 2018
Australian Pro Jarrod Lyle decides to end cancer treatment
And enters palliative care
The Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has received tremendous support after his wife announced that he is stopping treatment for his third bout of leukemia, and is now entering palliative care.
His wife Bri Lyle wrote on her Facebook page that Jarrod Lyle's doctors have agreed they can "no longer strive for a positive outcome,'' and so he will return home for palliative care.
"My heart breaks as I type this message. 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 anymore. We’ll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.
There is simply not enough time to get this message out to everyone individually, so for some of our really close friends and family I cannot apologise enough forbreaking the news in this way. We have done our best to ‘control’ the narrative surrounding Jarrod’s illness and treatment, and as more and more people become involved in this final process I’m not sure how much longer this development will remain private."
The golf community has been strongly supportive, with Ernie Els for one Tweeting this:
Players have been wearing yellow ribbons in his honor at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, as Lyle often wore a yellow bucket hat while competing. Even Tiger Woods has been seen wearing a yellow ribbon.
Here's how Zac Johnson reached out to the golf community with this Tweet:
We wish all the best to Jarrod Lyle and his family in this very difficult time.