INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Smith's wife, Samantha Smith, posted a heartbreaking update Sunday on the couple's blog.
In it, she writes, "I can't bear where we're at and the situation we are in. I can't comprehend how we've gotten to this place. I can't wrap my head around the fact that there is nothing left to do for Andrew except tell him how much I love him, hold his hand and be with him for every second we have left together. The doctors tell me death is imminent and that Andrew is going to die from this disease. There are no treatments, no clinical trials...there is nothing left to do."
The former Butler basketball star has been battling an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and has been in and out of the hospital several times the past few months.
Last week, former Butler University men's basketball coach Brad Stevens, who was with the team when Andrew was, missed his game as the Boston Celtics head coach in Chicago. Stevens left Boston to visit Smith in Indianapolis.
Support and prayers have been pouring in from around the country, and Smith has asked for that prayer to continue.
Please pray for Andrew. I love him so much & he needs us all behind him now more than ever. https://t.co/XQIpd7SYJe
— Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) January 10, 2016
"I'm sorry to have broken all of your hearts this morning. It is not lost on me how many care so deeply for Andrew. He's an easy one to love. So again, I ask for prayers for his miraculous healing - and soon. I ask for strength and peace. I ask that you keep Andrew, myself, and our families and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time. God has granted us miracles before in Andrew's life, He has saved it once before, and we pray and plead that He does it yet again."