Rehabilitating life’s challenges

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Lamar Odom.Credit@FlickrUserBridgetSamuals

Lamar Odom, an internationally known individual for his achievements as a basketball player and from the reality television show he starred in with his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian was recently involved in what may be a life-changing experience.

On the 13th October 2015, Lamar Odom was discovered at the Love Ranch brothel in Nevada, which is part of a chain of brothels under the name of Love Bunny brothels, on the floor inert.

Ambulance services arrived promptly and he was taken to Desert View Hospital, the nearest medical facility in the vicinity. The services initially aimed to airlift the basketball player to the hospital however changed their course of action due to Odoms height of 6ft 10inches and so he was driven via ambulance.This may offer air ambulance services worldwide more awareness in regards to suitable proportions for any future medical , something which might benefit a multitude of people in the world that may find they have been in similar circumstances.

Dennis Hof the owner of the brothel announced that the star had been taking herbal Viagra and had drunk a bottle of cognac. According to Hof, Lamar had been staying with him since the 10th October, although it’s now thought Odom may have had more substances in his system, Hof is adamant that himself and his employees simply saw him take these aforementioned substances.

Hof says that when Odom was found and moved, he started vomiting and foaming from the mouth, which may have suggested a large amount of chemicals within the body. This piece of information might highlight the effects that the substances he had taken may have on the human body, notifying other potential substance users of the possible results, ultimately preventing any more hospitalizations.

With Odom in a coma however stabilized safely in hospital and taken in to Vegas for specialist care, it seemed the basketball player may have been in a challenging situation, however the star has now awake and reportedly recovering from the situation. His general health is still a topic of conversation and doctors are still investigating the full extent of his health through tests and observations.

Hof mentions in his telephone interview with TheBreakfastClub news channel that Odom may have been keen to get away from people and endure some relaxation.

In recent years, Odom won two NBA (National Basketball Association) Championships with ‘The Lakers’ and was highly esteemed in the Basketball world. Lamar then went on to feature in ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ in many of his now ex-wife’s storylines. This may be where the public and press started to consider the athlete as a ‘celebrity’. With the many different opportunities and personal situations that he’s endured recently, may have led up to this life-changing experience.

This may suggest that Lamar required a retreat due to his life’s challenges, something he may progress to speak out about. This might well be something that he may lead on to campaign for and perhaps help others in a similar frame of mind away from the outcomes he faced.

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