Philippines, 04 Aug 2015
  Home >> News


 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


ABET GUIDABEN IN DIRE STRAITS


PhilBoxing.com




Two-time PBA Most Valuable Player and one of the outstanding centers of the pro league and a member of the famed Crispa Redmanizers whose battles against four-time MVP Mon Fernandez were a highlight of the glory era of PBA basketball, is in dire straights.

Former PBA star Abe King, president of the PBA Legends USA Foundation informed us through secretary general Ruddy Ignacio that Guidaben “is stricken by a serious ailment called Myasthenia Gravis.”

Medical journals state that “initial symptoms of MG may include difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), drooping eyelids (ptosis), and double vision (diplopia). Patients often have nasal-sounding speech and weak neck muscles that give the head a tendency to fall forward or backward. These symptoms occur in about 90% of MG cases, are usually intermittent (i.e., come and go), and may disappear for weeks and then recur.

Generalized weakness often develops in the trunk, arms, and legs within a year of onset. Arm muscles usually are affected most severely. Muscle weakness tends to worsen as the day progresses, especially after prolonged activity.”

Complications of Myasthenic crisis are listed as “ a medical emergency that develops when muscles that control breathing become severely weakened. This condition may lead to acute respiratory failure and patients often require a respirator to assist breathing during the crisis. Other complications that may develop include choking, food aspiration, and pneumonia..”

Ignacio said that Guidaben was showing signs of the disease when he showed up in Chicago from New Jersey last June 19 at the Foundation’s benefit game to raise funds for scholarship to poor students in the Philippines. He came with tapes atop his eyelids to prevent them from covering his eyes.”

Guidaben said “ he had to come because he could not turn his back on the youth in the Philippines. To make matters worse, during the game, he dislocated the index finger of his left hand. “

Among his colleagues in the Chicago game were Billy Ray Bates, the high-flying “Black Superman” who was Guidaben’s Crispa teammate and the most exciting import in the history of the PBA, Abe King, Francis Arnaiz, Yoyoy Villamin, Elmer Lago, Ponky Alolor, Peter Aguilar, Boy Valera, Etok Lobo, Manny Victorino, Django Rivera, Bryan Punsalan,Topex Robinson, Ricky Relosa, Tim Coloso and Pastor Eddie Boy Mendoza.

King said that in the past eight days Guidaben has been in the ICU of a hospital in New Jersey suffering from difficulties in speaking (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), and double vision. His speech has become nasal-sounding, his breathing short. He has become weak. He is being administered with steroids to arrest the spread of the disease. Abet’s dutiful wife, Maridol, has applied for government assistance for the continued hospitalization of Abet because they do not have sufficient insurance to cover the costs.

King and his colleagues in the Foundation, notably Ruffy Ignacio, Francis Arnaiz, and Roland Abilo, are busy preparing the groundwork for a benefit basketball game in Los Angeles to be held soonest, featuring PBA Legends residing in the USA. The proceeds will be donated to Abet and his family.

King has requested the public to pray for Abet’s recovery. He has also requested for any financial assistance from Guidaben's well-wishers.

Top photo: Abet Guidaben towers over his fans during a photo-opt in Chicago last June.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • TICKETS ON SALE AUG. 12 FOR GOLOVKIN VS. LEMIEUX AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
    By , Tue, 04 Aug 2015
  • 10,000 BC'S KIT CERON GARCES TO COMPETE IN AIBA WORLD JUNIOR BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
    By Felman Gingoyon, Tue, 04 Aug 2015
  • GCP Signs Brooklyn's Former Undisputed Champion Zab 'Super' Judah to a Co-Promotional Contract
    By , Tue, 04 Aug 2015
  • Philippine Special Olympics Participants get special treat from Disney Pinoy Employees (Photos)
    By James Matthew Liker, Tue, 04 Aug 2015
  • THE HEAT IS ON FOR 'DUEL IN DUBAI'
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Mon, 03 Aug 2015
  • CONCEPCION CAMP SEEKS AVALOS
    By Dennis U. Eroa, Mon, 03 Aug 2015
  • ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP FOR ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI)
    By , Mon, 03 Aug 2015
  • John Jackson dominates Dennis Laurente in Florida
    By Rich Mazon , Mon, 03 Aug 2015
  • USC WARRIORS AVENGE LAST YEAR’S FINALS DEFEAT WITH WIN OVER NINE-MAN SWU COBRAS
    By Michael Kenji Izumi, Mon, 03 Aug 2015
  • Chris Avalos decisions Rey Perez in Texas
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • No hitting below the PDI belt, please
    By Recah Trinidad, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • CESAFI SETS THE EXAMPLE FOR HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN SPORTS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • USJ-R JAGUARS IN BIG WIN AS CESAFI BASKETBALL OPENS
    By Michael Kenji Izumi, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • COACH TOM DOOLEY STEERS AZKALS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
    By , Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • GARCIA EFFECTIVELY ENDS MALIGNAGGI’S BOXING CAREER
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • Garcia vs. Malignaggi: Can the "Magic Man" pull a trick out of his hat to upset Danny Garcia?
    By Chris Carlson, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • Laurente comfortably makes weight for Jackson clash in Florida
    By Rich Mazon , Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Southpaw Reviewed, Iron Boy XXIII Recap & More
    By Don Smith, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • Unsung heroes in the Philippine Special Olympics Team
    By Nicholai R. Roska, Sun, 02 Aug 2015
  • "IT'S A QUESTION OF HEART"
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 01 Aug 2015
  • Rey Perez: Abandoned no more
    By Rich Mazon , Sat, 01 Aug 2015
  • DANNY GARCIA READY FOR WELTERWEIGHT DEBUT AGAINST MALINAGGI
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 01 Aug 2015
  • REY PEREZ TO FIGHT CHRIS AVALOS ON SUNDAY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 01 Aug 2015
  • GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN VS. DAVID LEMIEUX SET FOR OCTOBER 17 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
    By , Sat, 01 Aug 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.