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Albert Haynesworth took to Instagram to notify his fans that he is in dire need of a kidney transplant following a kidney failure on Sunday.

Haynesworth has been battling kidney disease for a couple years now and in the post he admits it is hard to understand how his body can fail like this so close removed from being an athlete. “It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow,”

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Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP

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Haynesworth has had his medical troubles in the past, in 2015 he suffered two brain aneurysms that cost him some of his cognitive abilities.

“I don’t feel as sharp as I used to as far as problem-solving and answering questions and things,” Haynesworth said at the time.

Haynesworth retired from the NFL in 2011, during his time in the league he played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 2009 Haynesworth signed one of the richest contracts for a defensive tackle at the time, seven year $100 million, with $41 guaranteed, and he could earn up to $115 million if all the incentives were met.

If you are interested in helping Albert Haynesworth, and giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2.

Former NFL Player Albert Haynesworth is in ‘Dire Need of a Kidney’  was originally published on cassiuslife.com

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