M95 superstar Pauwels plans own death after discovering cancer
Here’s an English translation of the Belgian report:
He wanted to win more gold medals and breaking records at the athletics World Championships for masters in Budapest, later in March. But alas, the oldest and most impressive Belgian athlete Emiel Pauwels (95 ) has cancer, and run does not work anymore.
“The doctors did not operate on me, but I said it’s amen and out all the papers for euthanasia in order, next week it’s done with me.”
Last year Emiel stunned the world with a still unlikely duel (see video) at the European Athletics Championships for veterans in San Sebastian.
He patted his one year old Finnish rival Ilmari Koppinen the measurement euphoric and threw his arm in the air. The pictures went around the world. And in 2013 he became world champion high jump in October in its category. He went quickly over 87cm, with buikrol. Most of all, he had won this year five gold medals, plus a silver and a bronze at the World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary. But so far so it does not come .
Emiel stomach and colon cancer. That is too much. Even for an athlete like him, “When I was in October, home of the World Cup in Brazil, I could not keep my food inside. I was however always a good eater.”
In the morning I ate before I started training, always an orange and a banana, two eggs with bacon and four slices of bread with chocolate and a piece of camembert afternoon I ate mostly fish – which is good for a sportsman – and the evening four sandwiches with ham and a piece of chocolate in the beginning, I thought I might suffered from having to sit so long on the plane, but it was not after a few weeks I have to agree with my doctors asked to examine me and they sent me straight to the emergency room! And she said, after four days of investigation, I had cancer, my stomach and my intestines they could operate direct me, the professors said, my whole body was still as strong as that of one of sixty. My heart and my lungs are good, but my stomach could ever wish for is not.”
An operation would bring solace to the verdict of the oncologist in Bruges Sint -Lucas Hospital. But that did not. Emiel: “An operation I refused I, a man of 95 years, operate, and then after that I would be healed I could walk back to everyone that was a big question mark when I said : . ? ? . Amen and it’s off. I have the papers for euthanasia put in order, and I came home my dream: to be 100 years old and are very healthy.”
Another highlight, he wants to experience before he dies: “I give a big party for my friends, next Monday with champagne for everyone because I do not want people to grieve because I go!”