Pro golfers currently on tour with the PGA have been wearing yellow ribbons, mainly on their hats, in support of Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle. Lyle has been battling cancer and recently decided to stop his treatments.
Last Tuesday, Lyle’s wife, Briony, took to Facebook to share the devastating news with family, friends, and fans. You can read her heartbreaking post below:
My heart breaks as I type this message. Earlier today Jarrod made the decision to stop active treatment and begin palliative care. He has given everything that he’s got to give, and his poor body cannot take anymore. We’ll be taking him closer to home in the next couple of days so he can finally leave the hospital.
There is simply not enough time to get this message out to everyone individually, so for some of our really close friends and family I cannot apologize enough for breaking the news in this way. We have done our best to ‘control’ the narrative surrounding Jarrod’s illness and treatment, and as more and more people become involved in this final process I’m not sure how much longer this development will remain private.
Jarrod knows he is loved, and the thousands of prayers and well wishes that have been sent his way have kept him going through some incredibly tough times. But he has reached his limit, and the docs have finally agreed that they can no longer strive for a positive outcome.
My focus as of today is on our girls and doing whatever I can to get them through the challenges ahead. Jarrod will be closer to them very soon, and will spend as much time as he can with them.
When it’s appropriate, I will post details of a memorial service. In the meantime we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.