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Danny Wuerffel Diagnosed With Rare Immune System Condition
Danny Wuerffel has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare condition in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its healthy nerves. The 1996 Heisman Trophy winner was on a retreat in Colorado when he contracted a stomach virus, and the Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a result of his body trying to fight that virus.
Wuerffel founded Desire Street ministries during his time in the NFL, and has spent his post-NFL career helping the organization achieve its mission, which is stated as:
"Encouraging and equipping leaders to transform impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development."
DSM board chairman Luder Whitlock released a statement saying:
"Fortunately, an early diagnosis identified the disease, permitting swift medical treatment. Consequently, his GBS specialist expects a full recovery. Meanwhile, Danny has asked me to express his appreciation for the prayers, love and support he has received during this time."
Periodic progress reports will be posted on his message page at www.desirestreet.org and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/desirestreet). Danny requests that any cards or gifts of encouragement be made to Desire Street Ministries rather than to him personally. "
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