World-famed boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho declared brain dead
Sad news Jersey Girl Sports fam. Doctors have declared famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho brain dead.
According to ESPN.com
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.
According to news reports family members are struggling to decide whether and when to take him off life support.
Steve Tannenbaum a friend and former manager says Camacho was a great fighter:
“He is one of the greatest small fighters that I have ever seen,” he said. “Hector Camacho had a legendary status.”
Tuesday night, Camacho was shot while sitting in a car with a friend outside of a bar. He was initially expected to survive, but his condition worsened and his heart stopped briefly overnight Tuesday, Torres said. The bullet entered his jaw and lodged in his shoulder after tearing through three of four main arteries in his neck, affecting blood flow through his brain, doctors said.
“That lack of oxygen greatly damaged Macho Camacho’s brain,” Torres said.
Let’s continue to pray for the family in this very difficult time.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,