Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 2:35 pm  |  20 responses

Manute Bol Hospitalized with Kidney Failure

Thougths and prayers go out to the great Manute Bol, who’s battling for his life. From the DC Sports Bog: “Former Washington Bullets center Manute Bol was hospitalized in Northern Virginia with kidney failure and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome last week, according to a friend and associate. Tom Prichard, who has worked with Bol on building a school in Sudan through the group Sudan Sunrise, said that Bol was returning from several months in Sudan, where his health had deteriorated. Prichard said Bol flew into Dulles and had to stay overnight near the airport before a flight back to his family in Kansas; after friends asked the hotel manager to check on Bol, he was rushed to a local hospital. Prichard said that Bol has undergone three rounds of dialysis, and that the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome might necessitate a move to a burn unit. ‘He’s at great risk,’ Prichard said. ‘He’s in a bad way.’ Bol, 47, had been in Sudan to work on his school project, but was asked to stay through the elections this spring, Prichard said. The former center canceled a string of speaking engagements, including an appearance at a Wizards game, to help with the elections in his county, a key electoral region. While Bol was gone, his wife also gave birth to a daughter, whom he has yet to meet. Prichard said Bol is on morphine and in terrible pain, but is able to talk with visitors and seems to be stabilizing.”

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  • http://www.lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Get better Manute, thoughts & prayers to you and your family.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    Gosh, he’s been through a lot…praying for you big homie

  • namik

    Stray strong big man

  • Tommy Patron

    Get well soon, Manute! NBA fans love you.

  • http://250aspirin.blogspot.com DJ Leon Smith

    I’m not religious but I’m praying for Manute.

  • Ghost (of Oliver Miller)

    This guy is a true freedom fighter. He could have just stayed in the US and enjoy the post nba comfort but he went back to his homeland and got arrested many times by the despots over there. Emprisonned, threatened, deported. He always came back. A shining example. That 60 minutes report was crazy. God bless man. Get well

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Man get better soon. Hope you live long enough to see your daughter grow up.

  • Yesse

    God bless him. I hope he will be alright.

  • Hussman25

    Our prayers are with you big fella… get well soon

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  • http://manutebogues.blogspot.com cramzy

    that’s sad to hear. My prayers and thoughts are definitely with him and his family.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    Hang in there Bol, we are still rooting for u

  • Trout

    Thoughts and prayers to Manute. Wishing a successful recovery and good health beyond that

  • iLL wiLL

    Get better Manute!

  • http://cash4alltoday.com Ryan

    My thoughts and prayers are with him. Manute is an amazing human being. He basically devoted his life to better his country, using his fame and resources in a selfless way. As for his play I always got a kick out of when he hoisted treys playing Nellie Ball.

    I hope that he recovers quickly.

  • big easy

    get better manute.It seems like the tallest players are the best philanthropists in the L. Yao, Bol, and Mutombo always give so much back to their respective countries.

  • Ryan

    Hang in there Manute!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Get well soon, Manute. Thoughts are prayers to you and your family.

  • vtrobot

    This is FAR more important than any of the nonsense that we’re all debating on these boards. He’s probably even finding someway to stay positive through all of this. Seems like quite a man. I hope his reward is getting to spend a lot of quality time with his new daughter soon. Peace, and power, and luck, and love to you and your family, brother.

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    Manute Bol is not only a great ball player but also a philanthropist outside the court. Your legacy will be forever remembered.