Now, those memories are gone, writes the Chicago Tribune.
Black Hawk great Stan Mikita has been diagnosed with suspected dementia with Lewy body, a brain disorder that can strip those with it of memory, cause hallucinations, sleep disorders and often, though not in Mikita’s case, Parkinson’s disease. His decline has been steep and sudden, reports the Tribune.
While the Hawks battle the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final, a man who has been associated with the team for 59 years and still is employed as an ambassador, is unaware it is happening. Since January, Mikita has spent his days and nights in a Chicago-area facility, walking up to five miles a day and eating up a storm. At 75, his body is sound. His brain is not.”His mind is completely gone,” Jill, Stan’s wife of 52 years, says while sitting on the sun porch as one of her grandsons fishes in the pond out back. “I don’t like to use that term but there’s no other way to describe it.”
We wish the Mikita family all the best during these difficult times.Share