A Gift for Ron; Friendship and Sacrifice On and Off the Gridiron

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 09/01/2010
  • Publisher: Lyons Press

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ABrian's Songfor a new generation, featuring two pro football stars known to millions of fans "Everson Walls's display of unselfishness was theultimateexample of teamwork. A life lesson for us all." James Brown, CBS Sports/Showtime "[This] moving story of courage, sacrifice, and offering the ultimate gift to save a friend's life is truly inspiring." Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, legislative sponsor of the Everson Walls and Ron Springs Gift of Life Act of 2009 After fourteen seasons as an NFL star, Everson Walls retired to his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He and former Cowboys teammate Ron Springs worked together on charities, and their families became close. But, as time passed, Ron could no longer conceal the ravaging effects of his diabetes. Before Walls knew it, his friend's life was on the line. InA Gift for Ron, Walls tells the moving story of how he witnessed the suffering of his former mentor and his family and, on hearing that a potential kidney donor had fallen through, learned that he and Ron shared something truly precious: a blood type. Walls knew his only optionto donate a kidney to save his friend's life.

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