NBA Star Nate Robinson Urgently Seeks Kidney Transplant To Survive

Photo: Instagram/Nate Robinson

Former NBA player Nate Robinson is in urgent need of a kidney transplant to survive. 

The former slam dunk champion has been battling kidney failure for six years and fears he may not have much time left if he doesn't receive a replacement organ soon.

"I know that I don't have long if I can't get a kidney," Robinson revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail. "I know I'm not going to have long to live. So I just want to make the best of it as much as I can."

Photo: Instagram/Nate Robinson

Robinson first disclosed his renal kidney failure struggle in 2022, after privately dealing with it for four years. Despite the challenges, he has been determined to raise awareness and be a voice for others facing similar health issues.

Using a dialysis machine to clean his blood and remove toxins has become a lifeline for Robinson. He undergoes dialysis sessions for four hours, three days a week, without which he believes he wouldn't survive for more than a week or two.

While the treatment sometimes leads to painful vomiting and hospitalization, Robinson remains grateful for the chance it gives him to live. He strives to maintain a sense of normalcy in his life by eating healthier and staying positive, expressing his desire to be an inspiration for others facing similar battles.

"It's got me to slow down a lot where I can take my time to appreciate life itself," Robinson shared on the OG Show. "Dealing with this situation with my kidneys, it's opened my eyes where I can talk about it and help others."

Robinson's resilience in the face of adversity serves as a reminder of the importance of perseverance and appreciation for life's blessings.

Source: CBS Sports 


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