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Statement on Danny Wuerffel released; full recovery expected

Earlier Wednesday, it was reported that former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel has been hospitalized and is currently undergoing treatment for Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Wuerffel’s organization/passion, Desire Street Ministries, has released a statement confirming the initial reports, while also relaying that the initial prognosis for a full recovery looks very, very promising.

Here’s the statement from Wuerffel’s executive assistant, Sara Pace:

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 and on Facebook ( Danny requests that any cards or gifts of encouragement be made to Desire Street Ministries rather than to him personally.