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The Resource A gift for Ron : friendship and sacrifice on and off the gridiron, Everson Walls ; with Kevin B. Blackistone ; foreword by Frank Deford

A gift for Ron : friendship and sacrifice on and off the gridiron, Everson Walls ; with Kevin B. Blackistone ; foreword by Frank Deford

Label
A gift for Ron : friendship and sacrifice on and off the gridiron
Title
A gift for Ron
Title remainder
friendship and sacrifice on and off the gridiron
Statement of responsibility
Everson Walls ; with Kevin B. Blackistone ; foreword by Frank Deford
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After 14 seasons as an NFL star, most of it with the Dallas Cowboys, though he won a Super Bowl with the NY Giants, Everson Walls retired into a productive and happy life in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He and close friend, former Cowboys teammate, Ron Springs worked together on a variety of charities and their families became close. But as time wore on Walls began to notice alarming symptoms in his close friend. Springs could no longer conceal the ravaging effects diabetes was having on him and before Walls knew it simple procedures became amputations and thereafter weekly visits to dialysis. This strong man had withered down to someone whose life was on the line. Walls witnessed the suffering his former mentor's family went through and one day - after hearing that a potential kidney donor had fallen through - demanded to know Ron's blood type. It was the same as Everson's and without thinking he knew his only option was to donate a kidney to save his friend's life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walls, Everson
Dewey number
  • 796.332/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV939.W323
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blackistone, Kevin B
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walls, Everson
  • Springs, Ron
  • Football players
  • Organ donors
  • Diabetic athletes
  • Kidneys
  • Friendship
Label
A gift for Ron : friendship and sacrifice on and off the gridiron, Everson Walls ; with Kevin B. Blackistone ; foreword by Frank Deford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 229 p.
Isbn
9780762763757
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009031883
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Stock number
1310132
System control number
  • ocn317451240
  • (OCoLC)317451240
Label
A gift for Ron : friendship and sacrifice on and off the gridiron, Everson Walls ; with Kevin B. Blackistone ; foreword by Frank Deford
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 229 p.
Isbn
9780762763757
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009031883
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Stock number
1310132
System control number
  • ocn317451240
  • (OCoLC)317451240

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