Early onset Alzheimer’s struck coach early

OSWEGO, Ill  — After practice, Oswego East boys volleyball coach Jim Mueller had beads of sweat covering the top of his head, a product of having participated directly in his team drills as the Wolves prepare for their season opener Wednesday against Benet Academy.

It’s apparent to anybody who sees him that Mueller, who has done quite a bit of running over the years, is in fit physical condition.

What isn’t apparent is that Mueller was diagnosed four years ago with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive degeneration of brain cells. He is 41 years old.

via Full speed ahead :: Beacon News :: Local Sports.

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