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Former Gator Danny Wuerffel battling nerve disorder



Former Florida Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel is undergoing treatment for Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Desire Street Ministries has announced that Wuerffel, the 37-year-old Executive Director of the school and charitable organization, is undergoing treatment for the nerve disorder, which he recently contracted as a result of a stomach virus. 

“Fortunately, an early diagnosis identified the disease, permitting swift medical treatment,'' Desire Street Ministries Board Chairman Luder Whitlock said in a statement. "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 Wuerffel's message page at and on Facebook ( Wuerfel requests that any cards or gifts of encouragement be made to Desire Street Ministries rather than to him personally.


[Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:54am]


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