Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pat and Tyler Summitt fight Alzheimer's together

With everything going on in his life, Tyler Summitt says he has not had time to think about his graduation next week from the University of Tennessee.

But worry not, he says, laughing: "I ordered my cap and gown just in time." The son and only child of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt is coming to terms with an illness millions of children and loved ones before him have had to face: a brain-wasting disease that robs people of their memory and other cognitive skills. Summitt, 59 — the all-time winningest basketball coach, man or woman — has early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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