This is just so sad. Pat Summitt, a legendary basketball coach in women’s basketball, has family and friends praying for her as her health deteriorates following a long, arduous battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report. Click here for the heartbreaking details.
Just terrible. Pat Summitt, 64, has struggled since 2011 with Alzheimer’s disease and reportedly her health is getting worse. The legendary women’s basketball coach has an undetermined amount of time to live, and the signs are unfortunately ominous as her early onset dementia progresses steadily. So sad.
Pat was the former University of Tennessee and her family are just heartbroken by the matter. They admitted, “the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Type progresses,” in what is a truly awful story to hear right now.
The statement added: “She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during this time, we ask for prayers for Pat and her family and friends, as well as your utmost respect and privacy. Thank you.”
It’s not good news either in terms of her longtime health, the News Sentinel are reporting that poor Pat may not have long left in this world. A source told them that Pat was “struggling” and the family were “preparing for the worst.” The source added, “I don’t think anybody knows whether she will last a day, a month, or a year.”
Back in 2011, Pat announced that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and she had been living in a retirement center since January. In a touching moment, many of her former players visited her, and preparations to make plans for an official statement are in place.
Despite her diagnosis in 2011, she coached the 2011-2012 season. During her career she amassed 1,098 victories and won a staggering eight national championships.
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