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Pat Summitt Not Doing Well, Family Preparing for the Worst

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Legendary Tennessee women’s coach Pat Summitt is not doing well in recent days as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzeheimer’s Type,” progresses.

According to reports, Summitt’s family and friends are preparing for the worst.

Statement Concerning the Condition of Pat Summitt




“On behalf of Pat Summitt’s family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ progresses. 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.”

Erin Freeman, on behalf of the Pat Summitt family

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Here is more information from Knoxnews.com:

Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is “struggling” and those close to her are “preparing for the worst,” a source involved in the situation confirmed Sunday morning.

“I don’t think anybody knows whether she will last a day, a month, or a year,” the source said.

Summitt announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

As of late Saturday, Summitt, 64, had not been moved from the retirement center where she has been living since late January.

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