“I … Have Been Privately Dealing With It For The Last Four Years” | Ex-NBA Veteran And Slam Dunk Champ Nate Robinson Has Kidney Failure

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Three-time NBA slam dunk champion Nate Robinson has been dealing with renal kidney failure for the last four years, according to a statement released by the former New York Knicks player.

37 million Americans suffer from kidney disease. That’s one in seven. It’s a disease that severely impacts your ability to function and can trigger additional health issues like anemia, gout, Secondary hyperparathyroidism, and heart disease.
If Robinson’s stature as a former athlete can highlight more awareness about the disease and those suffering, many lives can be spared through transplants, increased donations to fund research and new treatments.
Robinson was a two-sport athlete in college at the University of Washington, playing football in addition to basketball. He chose to focus on basketball during his sophomore season and finished his career as a two-time All-Pac-10 player.