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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Big O Goes Home

By Compiled From Wire Services

Former National Basketball Association great Oscar Robertson was released from a hospital, five days after donating one of his kidneys to his 33-year-old daughter, who suffers from lupus.

Robertson, 58, walked out of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. His daughter, Tia, is expected to be released later this week, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Robertson’s long-term prognosis is good and he’s expected to begin an exercise program in the near future.

Lupus is a disease that causes inflammation of the body’s connective tissue. A more serious form of the disease also affects the joints and internal organs, including the kidneys. There is no cure.

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