The wife of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen says she has Alzheimer’s, a disease which led her husband to give up control of the team four years ago.
In an announcement Wednesday, Annabel Bowlen said she wanted to make her diagnosis public right away to help raise awareness about others dealing with it.
A statement from Annabel Bowlen, wife of #Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen, on her Alzheimer’s diagnosis:
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 27, 2018
Annabel Bowlen said there’s no reason for those with Alzheimer’s to completely give up their daily activities. Based on her experience with her husband, she said she knows there will be both good and bad days ahead.
Her five children said they have been inspired by the strength and courage she has shown while supporting their father. They said they’re confident she will bring the same grace and determination to her fight.