Beloved Rhode Island traffic judge Frank Caprio who stole the hearts of millions of people throughout the years revealed his cancer diagnosis.
The star of Caught in Providence posted an emotional video in which he briefly discussed his birthday before letting his fans know he had been “diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, which is an insidious form of cancer.”
He explained that his diagnosis came around his birthday last month, which is typically “one of the happiest days of the year for me.”
Judge Frank, 87, said, “This birthday is a little different than any other I have ever had.
“Quite recently, I was not feeling well and received a medical examination and the report was not a good one. And so I have been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, which is an insidious form of cancer.”
He added that as he undergoes treatments, in both Rhode Island and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — part of Massachusetts General Hospital, he’s surrounded with a “wonderful team of doctors” taking care of him.
“I pray that God guides their thoughts and their hands in their treatment of me. I know this is a long road and I’m fully prepared to fight as hard as I can,” he continued, and asked his followers to pray for him.
“One thing that people ask me is, ‘What can I do for you?’ First of all, I can’t thank all of you enough for your friendship and your kind messages. But I would ask each of you in your own way to please pray for me. I am in need of the power of prayer, which I believe, in addition to the medical treatment that I’m receiving, is the most powerful weapon to help me survive this.
“Just knowing that you were keeping me in your thoughts means the world to me. So thank you for all your past messages. Thank you for your loving support. And please remember, just a small prayer, I’d really appreciate it.”
Judge Frank had served as the chief judge of the municipal court in Providence, Rhode Island until his retirement in January 2023. He retired after nearly 40 years of service.
Our thoughts and prayers are with incredible man.
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