Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guillain Barre Syndrome

Former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel is undergoing treatment for a potentially debilitating disease called Guillain Barre Syndrome.

Desire Street Ministries, a non-profit, faith-based organization with which Wuerffel works said in a statement Wednesday that the former quarterback contracted the disorder from a stomach virus.

Spokeswoman Sara Pace said Wuerffel initially was hospitalized in Montgomery, Ala., and later transferred to Birmingham, but is now receiving outpatient treatment at a location that the family would like to remain private. He expects to make a full recovery.

The syndrome occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks parts of the nervous system.

Wuerffel played for Florida from 1993-96, then spent six season in the NFL with New Orleans, Green Bay, Chicago and Washington.

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