Scary news today about one of the all-time Florida greats: Danny Wuerffel is being treated for a condition known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Guillain-Barre Syndrome occurs with the immune system attacks the nervous system. The good news is that after an initial scare, including losing feeling in his limbs, Wuerffel is expected to make a full recovery.
Sara Pace, Wuerffel's assistant, released a statement explaining his condition:
Atlanta , GA — June 15, 2011 Desire Street Ministries announced today that Executive Director Danny Wuerffel has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), which he recently contracted as a result of a stomach virus.
Board chair, Luder Whitlock, reported that, “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. Danny requests that any cards or gifts of encouragement be made to Desire Street Ministries rather than to him personally.
We will have more updates as soon as they are made available. We wish Danny Wuerffel a speedy and full recovery for himself, his family and friends and also so that he can get back to helping those in need.