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    Don garlits puts wife pat in hospital, then has a stroke, keep 'em in your prayers...

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    "Last week "Big Daddy" Don Garlits put his longtime and loving wife Pat in the hospital. As I've told you in the past, Pat Garlits is suffering from the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Don was told by Pat's doctors that she will never be coming home. I'm very sorry to hear this news. On the most recent airing of CBS's Sunday Morning program, there was a feature on recording artist Glenn Campbell, who is now in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and to see the effects of this strange disease is pretty darn heart breaking... Anyways, then last Sunday, Don Garlits suffered a stroke, and he was rushed to the hospital. Fortunately Don received care in time to avoid serious complications from the stroke-- I guess it was a mild stroke as opposed to a severe one-- Don says that he's "doing great", and just suffered some minor memory loss for a short duration of time, and he adds "The good Lord was with me", and he also says that he'd appreciate everyone keeping Pat and him in their thoughts and prayers."

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    Garlits family is in my prayers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIsland63SS409 View Post
    Garlits family is in my prayers.


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    was watching indy nationals tonight and they said Pat Garlits wasn't doing well. Don couldn't make the event to be with her. Doesn't sound good. Alzheimer's is a horrible disease and she may be in the late stages now according to some posts out there. Even though Tony Schumacker beat Dons record, Don will always be the record holder racer to me.

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    Alzheimer's is a cruel disease especially in the early stages when you know what's happening to you. I'm with you when it comes to Don Garlits there will never be anybody to fill those shoes. I wish him a peaceful time of it.

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