Former WWE Star Matt Cappotelli Dies After Battle with Cancer: He 'Went Home to Be with Jesus'
Former WWE star Matt Cappotelli has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 38.
Cappotelli was diagnosed with a brain tumor on June 27, 2017, according to a blog post written by his wife Lindsey Cappotelli.
Lindsey shared the news of her husbandâs death on Friday in a Facebook group dedicated to him.
âHey Team Cappâ¦Iâve been struggling with what to say and how to say this, and Iâll probably end up rambling, but here goes,â she wrote.
âToday my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 a.m. and went Home to be with Jesusâ¦exactly one year after his brain surgery,â she continued. âYou think you can be prepared for this when you know itâs coming, but you just canât. The only person whose comfort I want right now is th e one who canât give it to me.â
âI miss him so much,â she added. âI know where he is now is so much better, but it doesnât change how much I miss him.â
Matt, who also starred on the third season of WWEâs Tough Enough reality show, previously had a brain tumor about 11 years ago and was regularly screened every year, Lindsey wrote in her blog.
The former wrestler had undergone an MRI in February 2017, but in June of that year he began to suffer from headaches and âseizure activity,â she wrote.
When the two went into the doctorâs office together, they were heartbroken by Mattâs diagnosis.
âDr. Yao, the brain surgeon, came to our room to discuss thing s more with us and give us our options,â Lindsey wrote. âHe explained that the tumor was of significant size and that he was shocked at how fast it had grown in the 4 months since Mattâs February MRI.â
The couple was told that without surgery it would not be clear what type of tumor Matt had, although Glioblastoma was a possibility.
âThat was the first time I had ever heard that word. In his words, that was the âworst caseâ scenario,â Lindsey wrote. âIf it was GBM, and Matt chose not to have surgery or chemotherapy, he would only have about a month to live. Then he said that even with surgery and treatment, itâs usually about 6 months.â
Matt underwent the surgery on June 29, 2017, and while his surgeon was able to remove 90 percent of the tumor, results confirmed he had grade 4 Glioblastoma.
âThat was an extremely emotional day for us. As is to be expected when you hear something like this, we had our moment of crying with each other,â Lindsey wrote. âI remember standing in the kitchen, in his arms, me crying and him crying, and me saying that I couldnât lose him, I couldnât live without him.â
He began oral chemotherapy, but his symptoms grew worse. After getting the flu in December, he was hospitalized and âreally never walked again.â
âThroughout all of this, Matt and I really never discussed death,â Lindsey wrote. âA part of me wishes that we had, but I just never wanted to make him think that I didnât think he would make it. Because I still had hope, and I didnât want him to give up hope.â
âI just love this man so freaking much. Heâs my âpersonâ. Heâs the one I wanted to be with forever,â she continued. âHeâs the one I wanted to grow old with. I wanted him to be my whole life, not just a part of my life.â
âSo many times Iâve wished that it were me going through this. I would trade places with him in an instant,â she added. âI always told him that I wanted to die before him because I just didnât think I could survive without him, but I knew that heâd be okay without me. If you wouldâve asked what my worst nightmare was, it would be losing him. So many times Iâve asked myself, how can this be happening? I canât believe this is really happening. But it is. And this is part of life. People get cancer and people die. We canât do anything about that, but we can control how we respond to these circumstances and how we allow God to work in us and through us. I can already see the g rowth and change in me.â
She concluded, âIt sucks to go through something like this, but I know God is working and moving. All the both of us want is for Him to be glorified. As Jesus said in John 12: 28, Father, bring glory to Your name.âSource: Google News US Entertainment | Netizen 24 United States