November 5, 2011
In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt talks with reporters during Southeastern Conference Basketball Media day in Hoover, Ala. With her revelation in August that she’d been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, the 59-year-old has chosen to fight the disease publically.
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Tennessee coach Pat Summitt hopes her public battle with dementia raises awareness about the disease and inspires people to do more. Kentucky associate head coach Kyra Elzy is one of many whom Summitt has already touched.