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http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/womens-basketball/news?slug=dw-dementia_diagnosis_wont_stop_summitt_082311
They’ve called Pat Summitt a groundbreaker, a legend, an inspiration and the “Wizard of Knoxville,” a nod to UCLA’s John Wooden, who may be the only college basketball coach who can compare.

She’s recorded more than 1,000 victories at Tennessee in women’s basketball, eight national titles and enough memories for multiple lifetimes.

Only here comes the saddest news of all, Pat Summitt, at just age 59, has been diagnosed with early onset dementia.

“There’s not going to be any pity party and I’ll make sure of that,” Summitt told the Knoxville News-Sentinel in a statement that is as pure Pat Summitt as you’ll ever find.

After months of what she described as “erratic behavior” she went to the Mayo Clinic in May and has since received the diagnosis. She plans on coaching until she no longer can.

“I feel better just knowing what I’m dealing with,” she told the News-Sentinel. “And as far as I’m concerned it’s not going to keep me from living my life, not going to keep me from coaching.”

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PostSubject: Re: Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia   Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia EmptyTue Aug 23, 2011 6:19 pm

Damn that sucks and it's weird.

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Good for her to not stop living. I respect people for having a battle and not backing down.
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Just read this on ESPN, such a bummer. That shit is horrible and I can't imagine knowing that sooner or later you wont know anythin. Impossible to comprehend.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia   Pat Summitt diagnosed with early onset dementia EmptyWed Aug 24, 2011 2:12 am

My grandfather had this along with Parkinsons and Prostate cancer. Definitely a horrible condition.




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My grandfather had alzheimer's and it was sad seeing a proud intelligent man slowly fall into the disease.


Pat is a legend and all-time great coach in general, womens or mens sports, hope for the best for her.
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