And she's STILL coaching this season! That's one tough lady!
Pat Summitt, the 59-year-old women's basketball coach for the University of Tennessee, has been diagnosed with dementia. However, the Hall of Fame coach isn't letting that stop her from living her life the way she wants to live it!
She told reporters of her intentions to continue coaching her 38th season with the school, saying:
"There's not going to be any pity party and I'll make sure of that. I feel better just knowing what I'm dealing with. 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."
Summitt hasn't won eight national championships by being ignorant either. She's completely aware of the challenges that lie ahead, saying:
"Obviously, I realize I may have some limitations with this condition since there will be some good days and some bad days."
We're definitely inspired by this woman's courage to continue to living life to the fullest, despite her sad, sad diagnosis! We wish Pat Summitt the best as she continues to dominate in NCAA women's basketball!
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