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Title: Alonzo Mourning Retires Again


1
Alonzo Mourning Retires Again
  • By Gennaro Guardascione
  • www.foxnews.com

2
Focal Glomerulosclerosis forces all-star center
to retire
  • Mourning diagnosed three years ago
  • Retired first time with Miami
  • Mourning two months into return
  • Mourning needs transplant

3
A Common Ailment
  • Causes permanent kidney failure
  • Inflamed filtering units
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • High blood pressure/diabetes main cause
  • Develops in adults between 15 and 30
  • Common kidney problem

4
Mournings Comeback
  • 12 Games with the New Jersey Nets
  • 8 Points per game
  • 2.3 Rebounds per game
  • 17.9 Minutes per game

5
Mournings Career Stats
  • 20.0 Points per game
  • 9.7 Rebounds per game
  • 2.98 Blocks per game
  • 4 Time All-Star
  • Season high 50 points VS. Washington 3/29/96
  • Olympic Gold Medalist with 2000 team

6
Sean Elliot Has Focal Glomerulosclerosis
  • Elliot had a kidney transplant
  • His brother was the donor
  • He wore a protective vest
  • Hard hit could be fatal
  • Forced to retire early

7
Elliots Career Stats
  • 14.2 Points per game
  • .375 3-point percentage
  • .799 Free throw percentage
  • 10,544 Career points

8
NBA Champion
  • Elliot won title with Spurs in 2000
  • He retired after the 2000 season
  • Does broadcasting now

9
Some Facts
  • 20 different types of glomerulonephritis
  • 15 adults with nephrotic syndrome have it
  • Symptoms match other types of failure
  • Diagnosed by a kidney biopsy
  • Treated with immune system drugs
  • Usually progresses to failure in 10yrs

10
What You Can Do
  • Support National Kidney Foundation
  • Do research
  • Find the Facts
  • Be educated on the subject
  • Get checked annually
  • Visit www.AMCharities.com
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