It was about four years ago that Annabel Bowlen along with the Denver Bronco organization announced that her husband and Bronco owner Pat Bowlen had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Sadly, Annabel has just announced that she also has been diagnosed with the progressive brain disease.

In a statement she made to 9News-Denver, Annabel said she made her diagnosis public "right away in the hope that it continues to raise awareness for those battling Alzheimer's and their loved ones". She also said that it being Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month that the "timing was right for me to share this personal update with everyone."

Pat and Annabel have been married for 38 years and moved with Pat to Denver when he bought the Denver Broncos. It was in July of 2014 that the Bowlen family along with the Bronco organization announced that Pat had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Annabel spoke on numerous occasions on Pat's behalf after the diagnosis, including while accepting two AFC Championship trophies and the Super Bowl 50 Lombardi Trophy.