Family of former Illinois Baseball and New York Mets pitcher Jeff Innis is asking for help to get him home in his final days.
In a GoFundMe posted this week, Innis’ family said he has been battling cancer since 2017 and it recently took a turn for the worst. Family said his treatment at a Houston area hospital is no longer viable, and they’re trying to get Innis home to Atlanta so he can spend his finally days in hospice care with his family.
“We appreciate any support you can offer as we bring Jeff home to rest peacefully,” the family wrote.
Former #Illini and Mets legend Jeff Innis has been battling cancer and needs our help.— Illinois Baseball (@IlliniBaseball) January 27, 2022
Please help out and donate at the link below.
Innis, a 59-year-old native of Decatur, pitched for the Illini in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In seven years with the Mets, he won 10 games and had a 3.05 ERA in 288 outings.
A link to the GoFundMe can be found here.
UPDATE (FRIDAY MORNING):
UPDATE: Jeff's family says he has landed in Georgia where he will spend his final days surrounded by loved ones in hospice.— The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) January 28, 2022
Donations are still being accepted, the family says. https://t.co/1UlnX2GcB1