I can’t speak for others, but in my house, Alex Trebek is a household icon due to his presence on the game show Jeopardy. If nothing else, it sparked a desire to learn more about topics that were used to formulate the questions and answers used on the program. For me, it revealed how wide the spectrum of human experience is, and how little I knew about some of the specialties that made up the daily categories.
Until I saw this report of his recent health issues, I never gave much thought to his age, and I marvel at his overall appearance of good health and charisma as he hosted the show. The bad news is, he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The good news is he isn’t throwing in the towel, and intends to fight to stay alive, and has plans to give his best shot to honor the terms of his contract with the show!
Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and vowed to fight the deadly disease.
In a video shared to YouTube, Trebek said “I’m going to fight this” and “I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”
Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of the major cancers, with 91 percent of patients dying within five years of diagnosis, according to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
“Normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” said Trebek. “And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”
“Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done,” he continued.
Trebek, who has hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, renewed his contract through 2022. In 2017, the 78-year-old underwent brain surgery to remove blood clots.
Source: Breitbart News
We wish Alex the best, and hope and pray for his speedy recovery, despite the seriousness of the diagnosis.
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