GMA: Pat Summitt Dementia
Robin Roberts had a spotlight on Pat Summitt, one of the most successful basketball coaches, with 8 NAACP championships and 1,098 victories. When she made the announcement she’d been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s-type, it shocked the nation. Pat Summitt said in an ESPN documentary, “I didn’t want to, but I felt like I needed to step down.”
“It may not be the best thing, but you just got to make it what it is,” Summitt said, as advice for everyone watching.
GMA: Pat Summitt Life At Home
Robin Roberts caught up with Pat Summitt briefly at her home. They talked about Summitt’s new book, called Sum It Up, the story of her life. It details the story of her father, who sold a mule to get enough money to be able to marry her mother. Pat Summitt played basketball in college and was so good, she even went to the Olympics. But Summitt is most proud of her son Tyler. She had seven miscarriages before having him. Her son is now following in his mother’s footsteps, being an assistant coach at Marquette University.
GMA: Sam Champion’s Oz Balloon
Sam Champion spent much of the morning March 5 2013 trying to get a hot air balloon to fly on a particularly windy day in New York City, with the help of many technicians. The effort was to help promote Oz the Great and Powerful, which is made by Disney, ABC’s parent company. Ultimately, though, they weren’t able to get it to fly.
GMA: Chia Pet Seeds Help You Lose Weight?
The Chia Pet was a pretty big moment in pop culture. You water oddly shaped statues, in the shape of a cat or a head, and watch the green plant grow out of it. The seeds used in the Chia Pet were once the staple of the Aztec diet. And now, they’re at the center of a new dieting craze. The seeds have plenty of Omega 3s, protein, fiber and other nutrients. Dr. Bob Arnot is at the center of the craze, who said that the diet also incorporates other staples of the Aztec diet like quinoa, corn, beans, fish, fruit, vegetables and turkey.