Florida coach Will Muschamp, former UF coach Urban Meyer and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier were among the well-wishers who contacted former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel after news broke that he was in a Birmingham, Ala., hospital receiving treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, according to a story by The New York Times.
The neurological disorder that the former Gator QB is suffering from can lead to paralysis, but Wuerffel can still reportedly stand, although his legs are weak and he has been dealing with headaches. Guillain-Barre causes the body’s immune system to attack the body’s nerves in response to an infectious illness.
Wuerffel, 37, is expected to recover from the most serious dangers of the disorder, but it could take a month before he returns to his work on the Desire Street Ministries, which is based in Decatur, Ga.
“It puts life into perspective doesn’t it?,” Wuerffel told The New York Times.