Hector Camacho Jr: “..We Have to Let Him Fight Until the End”
“It’s up to God,” Hector Camacho junior, told AFP regarding his family’s refusal to turn off his ventilator, despite his father being declared brain dead by doctors.
“Papi was a great fighter, a warrior and now he is fighting for his life and we have to let him fight until the end,” he said.
Hector “Machito” Camacho junior arrived in Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon and rushed to his father’s bedside, where he has been since a Tuesday night shooting.
Hours after doctors declared three-time world champion Hector “Macho” Camacho brain dead after being gunned down in a car, the fallen fighter’s son said they would keep him on life support.
Dr Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico hospital in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, said earlier that Camacho had showed no sign of brain activity.
“Clinically, Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho is brain dead,” said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico hospital in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He added that it was up to the family to decide whether to disconnect the respirator that is keeping the former boxer alive.
Some press reports suggested the family would wait at least two days before disconnecting the fighter’s life support, with Camacho’s aunt, Aida Camacho, saying they were awaiting the arrival of three of his children: 22-year-old Justin, 19-year-old Christian and 14-year-old Taylor.
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