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Kidney transplant gets former pro boxer and dad back in the ring of life

By 6abc

WYNNEWOOD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — While the Philadelphia area has the highest donation rate in the nation, many people still haven’t registered, so many more could benefit from living and deceased donors.

For years, Glenn “The Talent” Turner was a fixture on Philadelphia’s boxing scene.

His flamboyant hair colors got attention, so did his skill and tenacity, even from opponents.

After judges called on of his fights a draw, Turner’s opponent called it “a robbery.” He said Turner clearly won the bout.

After his pro days ended, Glenn’s fitness slipped, and high blood pressure became his new opponent. One day, his daughter convinced him to go to the hospital to get checked.

“They said my blood pressure was 268 over like 200. So I went from walking, walking off the street to the ICU,” said Turner.

It delivered a knockout to his kidneys, putting him onto dialysis.

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