Yesterday, Pat Summitt, college basketball’s winningest coach, said in an interview that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. At just 59 years old, her strength and bravery as she begins to fight this disease is truly admirable.
Legendary Coach Pat Summitt Faces Early Onset Alzheimer’s With Strength & Bravery
She said she first noticed something was wrong when she would forget little things like what time she had to get in to the office and her son noticed that she had started asking the same questions more than once.
In a recent interview, Coach Summitt said that her initial reaction to learning she had a progressive condition that could impair her mental acuity was one of anger and denial. She went on to say that now that she has accepted her diagnosis, she hopes it will inspire her more and that she will not let it her from living her life and from coaching.
You can learn more about the symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s disease here.