Mark Richt shares update in fight against Parkinson's disease, asks for prayers
Mark Richt shared an update Tuesday morning in his fight against Parkinson’s disease.
The former Georgia and Miami coach wrote on social media that he’s taking a drug called Levodopa, and Richt said it’s designed to help Parkinson’s patients for the first time.
Levodopa is often viewed as the first-line drug for the management of Parkinson’s motor symptoms, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation web site.
“Please pray for good results and no side effects,” he wrote.
I am asking for your prayers this morning. I am taking the levodopa drug that is designed to help Parkinson’s for the first time. Please pray for good results and no side effects! Thank you !
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) December 6, 2022
Richt initially announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis in July, 2021, and wrote at the time, “Truthfully, I look at it as a momentary light affliction compared to the future glory in heaven.”
In 2019, Richt recovered from a heart attack when he was a 59-year-old and working for the ACC Network.
Richt continued with the ACC Network this season, and most recently was on the broadcast crew last week for the ACC Championship Game.
Richt was a head coach for 18 seasons, as he spent 15 years at Georgia before he led his alma mater, the Miami Hurricanes, from 2016-2018.