Anchorman Dave Benton, of CBS affiliate WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill., shared some shocking news with viewers last week — that he has only four to six months to live.
“My brain cancer is back,” Benton revealed live on-air. “I’m learning more about what my future holds. Basically, my cancer is back and it’s too big for surgery and radiation. Doctors have told me that I may have four to six months to live.”
“I’ve decided to try a new treatment to slow down its growth,” continued Benton, adding that “the goal here is to have a few more days and to make the best that they can be in the life that I have.”
Benton, who is married with two adult children, said he has taken comfort in his faith during this time.
“As you know, I’m a born-again Christian,” Benton told viewers, “and I know that I’m in God’s hands. I’m at peace and I know that he’s going to take care of the days ahead.”
Watch Benton’s announcement below:
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