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JL
- 616 days ago - actions.usagainstalzheimers.org
earned the distinction as the winningest college basketball coach in history. And then she stunned the world in 2011 when she revealed she has early onset Alzheimer's



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JL A. (272)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 12:22 pm

Stand with Pat Summitt

For nearly four decades, Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball program and earned the distinction as the winningest college basketball coach in history.

And then she stunned the world in 2011 when she revealed she has early onset Alzheimer's. Yet Pat being Pat, she decided to take this new opponent head on. She created a foundation to fund cutting-edge research and has used her celebrity to bring much-needed awareness to this disease.

Show Pat you stand with her in the fight to stop Alzheimer's!
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:44 pm


Thank you. Spread the word - tweeted and facebook
 

Barbara K. (75)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 3:01 pm
S & N, my friend. I wish the best and hope that with all the money spent for studies that the scientists would actually find CURES for these diseases instead of just meds to make the pharmaceuticals wealthier.
 

Autumn S. (154)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 3:07 pm
signed and noted, TY JL
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 3:11 pm
Done.

I have dealt with my mother's Alzheimer's for almost 6 years now. When she was diagnosed, I told her we would get through this together. She is now 84, in 24/7 nursing care, unable to talk, dress, or feed herself, among other things. I see her weekly and see the decline, especially the most recent one that has her in a wheelchair with osteoarthritis in her hips. But she and I will see this through.

There are some exciting discoveries including the use of an insulin spray which is proving promising for slowing the progression of AD. And there will be more.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:12 pm
You are welcome Kit and Autumn.
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You cannot currently send a star to Lynn because you have done so within the last day.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:30 pm
signed, thx. As a leader, how do you" address a crisis mre seriously" when there is no $$$ for it?? 200000 signatures would not change that..
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:32 pm
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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:24 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's 3 years ago and it was devastating for my family. It is a special brand of hell for both patients and their families. My sister was a nurse who worked with Alzheimer patients and they can often become violent. She had her neck broken by a patient who had been unknowingly taken off of his meds. Ended her career as a nurse and has left her with a life of pain and never ending problems. Thank you for posting this J.L.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:11 pm
You are welcome Tamara. Thanks for spreading the word. You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:29 am
N&S
 

Emma S. (227)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:08 am
Done! Thank you, JL.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 2:24 am
Thank the world for Pat! Good luck and prayers go with her!
 

Bee S. (226)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:47 am
Sent a message to Her.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 6:20 am
flagged the spam

This woman is an inspiration to everyone Alzheimers is an awful disease so many more people are getting it now

Noted thanks
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:30 am
Signed.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 9:54 am
You are welcome Emma and Carol.
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Robert O. (12)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:28 pm
Thank you. Spread the word and watch the interview with Pat Summitt.

Thanks for adding your name to show all-star coach Pat Summitt we're by her side as she takes on her new opponent, Alzheimer's disease.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:31 pm
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Charlie Rush (59)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:09 pm
We MUST support her efforts. For many, it is a matter of life or death, literally.
I, also, watch my grandmother go this route.
IT IS PRETTY!
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 3:55 pm
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Janet R. (34)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 5:11 pm
I love Pat Summit. She is one of the best college basketball coaches ever. I was sorry to learn that she has this horrid disease.
 

Aaron Bouchard (139)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 7:50 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

june t. (66)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 10:43 pm
I've read that they are finding it in younger people now too, not just seniors...
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 7:41 pm
signed and noted
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:31 pm
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Robin T. (14)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:57 am
Message sent, noted and on Facebook.
So many suffer from this dreadful disease it's surprising that more progress hasn't been made in finding a cure or at least a treatment to stop it's progression.
 
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