A number of people are posting thoughts, prayers and support on social media for Tennessee Lady Vols head coach emeritus Pat Summitt.
Multiple sources confirm to 10News that Summitt is not doing well, and her family and friends are preparing to say goodbye.
The Pat Summitt Foundation put out the following statement on its website Sunday morning:
On behalf of Pat Summitt’s family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ progresses. She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during this time, we ask for prayers for Pat and her family and friends, as well as your utmost respect and privacy. Thank you.
Many are using #PrayForPat on social media.
There is no greater love than an expectation and a hug! That's what Pat held me to....U know my ❤️ for u will never falter.— Holly Warlick (@HollyWarlick) June 27, 2016
No coach has ever had a more profound and lasting impact on their sport than Pat Summitt. #PrayForPat— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 26, 2016
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Pat, you are in my thoughts & prayers. My dear trusted friend,May God be with you & your family. Your legacy will live forever. #PrayForPat— Bruce Pearl (@coachbrucepearl) June 26, 2016
Hope you don't mind that I ask for prayers for a dear friend close to the end of her journey. Would mean a lot to her fam, Peace be w/ you❤️— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) June 25, 2016
One of the Best coaches of all time- and a great friend! Our prayers go out to Coach and her family. #PrayingForPat🙏🏽— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) June 26, 2016
Her fight is our fight.
All prayers and good thoughts to @patsummitt ,her family, friends, the Lady Vols, and Vols family...blessed and honored to know "Coach Pat!"— Charles Davis (@CFD22) June 26, 2016
Praying and pulling for Coach Pat Summitt. No coach has had a greater impact on his or her sport or university than she has. #PrayForPat— UT President (@UTPresidentJoe) June 26, 2016
One of the nicest, most giving and classiest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. So hard to fathom this. #PrayForPat— Rob Patrick (@RobPatrickUT) June 26, 2016
We need everyone who is a praying being to lock hands and #PrayForPat— dawnstaley (@dawnstaley) June 26, 2016
Love & support to Pat Summit, her family & loved ones. #PrayForPat— Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) June 26, 2016
Praying for Pat Summitt.— Ron Jaworski (@jawsespn) June 26, 2016
An amazing pioneer.
Praying🙏🏾 this Sunday morning for Coach Pat Summitt who's reportedly in hospital in critical condition. An awesome coach and better person💯— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) June 26, 2016
For multiple generations, Pat Summitt has been among most universally admired people in sports. Wishing the best to her family and friends.— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) June 26, 2016