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"Voice of the Pirates" Charles diagnosed with cancer

Posted December 5, 2012

— East Carolina University's "Voice of the Pirates" Jeff Charles has been diagnosed with cancer, the university announced Wednesday.

"Jeff Charles has been diagnosed with colon rectal cancer following two emergency surgeries, with the second one yesterday. No new tumors were found, but however following laboratory testing on the lymph nodes, in a few days we will know more. Jeff is resting but doctors have advised no visitors. He is expected to have a 7 to 10 day hospital stay, barring any additional complications. Jeff, Debbie, and Britt very much appreciate all the love and prayers," the university stated in a release on the family's behalf.

ECU Athletic Director Terry Holland issued a statement Wednesday requesting prayers from the community.

"Jeff and Debbie Charles are two very important and long-time members of the East Carolina University Athletics family. Debbie is keeping us informed on Jeff’s progress," Holland said in a release. "The best thing all good Pirates can do at this time is to keep Jeff and the Charles family in your prayers, just as members of the athletics department will be doing until Jeff is behind the microphone again. We all look forward to another 25 years with Jeff as the 'Voice of Pirates.'" 

The family also asked that no items be sent to the hospital. Anyone wishing to send Jeff a card or note can do so by sending it here to Pirate Radio, and we will make sure each item is delivered to Jeff. The mailing address is PO Box 3333 Greenville NC 27836.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff and his family during this very difficult time," the Pirate Radio family stated.
 

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  • JesusIsLord Dec 6, 7:17 a.m.

    I think they caught it early. Praying for you Jeff.

  • wolfbitesyourheels Dec 5, 9:06 p.m.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jeff. We pray for a speedy and full recovery.

  • Hokies94 Dec 5, 5:29 p.m.

    I have had this exam every 2 years for quite some time now. I appreciate what Holland stated. Saying a prayer for him now.

    I didn't know that he worked with VT. Thanks for this tdebord. Cancer is one of my greatest fears in life. Too many college classmates, high school classmates, and a few family members.

  • Pirates of the East Dec 5, 4:56 p.m.

    Get well soon Jeff! Hope your back in time for the bowl game so we can Paint New Orleans Purple.

  • tdebord Dec 5, 2:08 p.m.

    Best wishes to Jeff and his family. I remember when he was the voice of the Hokies when Bill Dooley was the coach there. He's just a super nice guy.

  • 1UNC Dec 5, 1:58 p.m.

    Get well soon

  • echaze Dec 5, 1:19 p.m.

    "Paint this one Purple" Jeff and beat this thing.

  • ncsu91938 Dec 5, 1:17 p.m.

    Praying for a full recovery!

  • themanns Dec 5, 12:32 p.m.

    Prayers for full recovery so you will be able to enjoy a Pirate bowl game and victory on Dec 22! Appreciate all he has done for promoting the Pirate spirit!

  • 4tarheels Dec 5, 12:27 p.m.

    Prayers to Jeff Charles. Get well soon.

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