Boxer Hector Camacho Declared “Brain Dead”

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According to doctors, legendary Puerto-Rican  boxer Hector Camacho is brain-dead, after he was shot in the face on Tuesday night.

Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors have finished performing all medical tests on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night.

“We have done everything we could,” said Torres, who is the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. “We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.”

He said at a news conference that Camacho would remain on life support until Thursday morning, at which time the family will have to tell doctors whether they want to donate his organs.

Torres said Camacho’s father has already indicated that he wants the boxer taken off life support and his organs donated, but one of his sisters opposes the idea.

“This is a very difficult moment,” he said.

Ismael Leandry, a longtime friend and former manager, told reporters that Camacho’s mother also is wavering on taking her son off life support and would like more time with him. He said the family is waiting for Camacho’s oldest son to arrive Thursday night before having a family reunion and making a decision.

Wana

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Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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