The Fisher Family (photo courtesy of genedeckerhoff.com)
This article is courtesy of the Tallahassee Democrat.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi, asked Friday for prayers and support from Florida State football fans as they try to cope with a medical issue involving their youngest son, Ethan.
Jimbo Fisher, beginning his second year as FSU's head football coach, missed Tuesday's practice to take Ethan to an out-of-town doctor's appointment. Without saying what the results of that check-up were, the Fishers acknowledged that 5-year-old Ethan is now facing a challenging treatment plan.
Ethan's medical condition may require Fisher to miss some practice time this spring. He shared the news about his son's condition with the FSU players this afternoon in a team meeting. As that meeting concluded, the Fishers released the following statement:
"Candi and I ask for your prayers as our family is dealing with a very personal matter concerning the health of our youngest child. We ask that you please respect our privacy as we deal with this as a family. We will rely on our faith, our immediate family as well as the entire Seminole family as we face these challenges in the coming months. With the right medical care and the proper optimistic approach, we are confident of positive results."