DON GARLITS PUTS WIFE PAT IN HOSPITAL, THEN HAS A STROKE, KEEP 'EM IN YOUR PRAYERS...

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Fist of all, I want to apologize to all my loyal readers for the Drag Racing Underground site (including this blog) being down over the last couple of days. Our resident geeks had some cyber modifications to make, at least now we're back, running on all eight cylinders-- I missed y'all and it feels good to be be back in the blogging seat-- Although the news I return to you with certainly isn't the most cheerful... 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. I know that Don has a strong faith, so I imagine that's giving him some strength to endure all this hardship-- He's a strong man with a strong soul-- Of course our thoughts and prayers here at Drag Racing Underground go out to Don and Pat Garlits...

 

Don Garlits and yours truly during happier times at E'Town...

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits just had a stroke, and wife Pat is in the hospital with advanced Alzheimer's disease, please keep 'em both in your thoughts and prayers...