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06-14-2011, 04:35 PM
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Ashlyn Horry, the 17-year-old daughter of former NBA player Robert Horry, died today from “severe respiratory issues and a host of other complications requiring a six month stay in Texas Childrens Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” according to a report posted on Black Sports Online.

Ashlyn underwent numerous tests and multiple surgeries, according to the report, and nearly died on several other occasions. She was diagnosed with a chromosome abnormality so rare it did not even have name.

Robert Horry played for 15 seasons in the NBA on four different teams — he Rockets, Suns, Lakers and Spurs. He was on seven championship teams — two in Houston, three in L.A. and two in San Antonio

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Horry family.


Ashlyn is 8. Her father, Robert, plays power forward for the Lakers. On Monday night, Robert had 20 rebounds in Sacramento, where the Lakers lost Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

On Tuesday afternoon, Ashlyn is standing frightfully near the top of a four-rung ladder. A physical therapist holds her around the waist, and while the ladder teeters, she hands her a stuffed ball. With help, Ashlyn pushes the ball with two hands over the front of a plastic yellow hoop, and the ball falls through, lands on a blue mat and rolls across the floor.

"She scores!" the therapist cries. "Yeah!"

Across the room, Keva Horry claps. Ashlyn throws back her head and smiles. Her eyes joyously turn to slits and her arms and legs go stiff. When she opens her eyes, Ashlyn finds her mother.

Keva picks up the blue ball and rolls it back, her first rebound of the afternoon.

"There's a pride now because I'm seeing things the doctors didn't expect her to do," Keva says. "That gives me hope."

As the Horrys understand it, Ashlyn, their first child, was born without part of her first chromosome. They've never asked for the name of what she has, because it has never seemed important. She cannot yet speak or walk or eat, and there is no guarantee she ever will.

"One doctor told me it's a freak of nature," Keva said.

Ashlyn spent her first six months in the hospital, and she has been back often.

She can cover ground with the help of a four-wheeled walker, but it's a dicey transport without brakes. She leans forward and the walker rolls and suddenly she's nearly at a full run down the sidewalk, sending her parents after her with a mix of amusement and terror.

Ashlyn eats mostly through a tube in her stomach. An IV stand sits in a corner of her lavender-colored bedroom on the first floor of the family's home, beside her bed.

For three years she had a tracheotomy, allowing her to breath. Complications arose, as they often did then, and Ashlyn had her epiglottis—the flap that covers the windpipe during swallowing—removed, making eating a challenge.

Half of Tuesday's two-hour therapy session at PTC was spent in a tiny back room, where a kind woman named Judy Boshart dabbed baby food from a Dixie cup to Ashlyn's lips.

When Ashlyn swallowed or simply tried, she would get as reward a song or two from a nearby tape recorder, and Miss Judy would call her "Sugar Bear" or "Boo" and blow soapy bubbles and ask Ashlyn to pop them. So, Ashlyn sat in a wooden chair, vanilla pudding on her lips, jerking her head away from a plastic spoon, listening to Barney sing, "Do You Know the Muffin Man?"

Boshart pulled her face close to Ashlyn's, and rested her own cheek on the top of the little girl's head as Keva looked on."Ashlyn's a people person," she says. "She loves people. They don't always understand. But she doesn't care."

Boshart understands, and Ashlyn seems to know that. Boshart called Ashlyn's ailment "a neurological syndrome that mimics cerebral palsy" in some regards.

The prognosis, she said, "Guarded. Somewhat guarded. It's been so touch and go with this baby. She was so sick."


Condolences to him and his family.

06-14-2011, 04:36 PM
this brings me back to learning about genetic disorders in bio class, Condalances to Horrys family.

06-14-2011, 04:39 PM
Yea I heard about this, this morning on twitter. It breaks my heart to hear something like this especially since I have a daughter now. Your kids are everything to you and my thoughts and prayers go out to the Horry family.

06-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Horry is a class act, very sad.

RIP Ashlyn.

06-14-2011, 04:48 PM
I always liked Horry.

06-14-2011, 04:48 PM
sorry to hear :(

06-14-2011, 04:55 PM
Damn. I hope Rob and his family get through this. You don't wish this on anyone.

06-14-2011, 05:06 PM
That really sucks, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Horry family.

06-14-2011, 05:08 PM
It's sad when someone so young passes away, it really puts life in perspective. You realize life is short and live what you have to the fullest. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Horry family. R.I.P

06-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Very sad story, RIP

06-14-2011, 05:30 PM

06-14-2011, 06:11 PM
This article is from 2002. Maybe I missed something but where does it say his daughter died?
Is there a new link?

My connection is dog slow today so perhaps I missed it.

06-14-2011, 06:13 PM

06-14-2011, 06:13 PM
This article is from 2002. Maybe I missed something but where does it say his daughter died?
Is there a new link?

My connection is dog slow today so perhaps I missed it.

it's an old article posted giving a description of her illness.

here's the news:


06-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Great player has a lot of rings and very clutch, I wish him the best.

06-14-2011, 06:29 PM
R.I.P. Ashlyn

06-14-2011, 06:33 PM

06-14-2011, 06:42 PM
Terrible news, may she rest in peace, she is heading to a pain free place

06-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Damn RIP

06-14-2011, 07:37 PM
That poor girl is in a better place now.

06-14-2011, 07:49 PM
no! big shot Bob! :/ hearts out to you man

06-14-2011, 07:54 PM

06-14-2011, 07:55 PM
RIP I hate hearing these kind of stories it always breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers goes out to his family.

greek miami hea
06-14-2011, 08:22 PM
:( rip to his daughter

06-14-2011, 09:17 PM
Best wishes for Horry and his family

06-14-2011, 09:20 PM

06-14-2011, 09:34 PM
How sad :(

RIP and condolences to the Horry family.

06-14-2011, 09:38 PM
Wow that's just awful.


06-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Ashlyn Horry has more heart than LBJ.

06-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Mr. Horry, God be with you and your family.

There is nothing sadder or harder to live through than the death of ones child. I hope you your family can find peace someday.

06-14-2011, 09:45 PM

06-14-2011, 09:46 PM
cant even imagine that, sad to hear, RIP

06-14-2011, 09:49 PM
Wow i hate stories like this very sad and my thoughts and prayers go out to robert and hsi family..

06-14-2011, 09:57 PM
That must suck. Hope he recovers.

06-14-2011, 10:03 PM

06-14-2011, 10:26 PM
Thats so sad. I remember him bringing her up after he hit the tipped out three. They asked him something like how he's so cool under pressure in big spots. And he mentioned his daughter being sick. And this is just a game.

Jahari Kavi
06-14-2011, 10:35 PM
God...my heart goes out to Robert and his family

Jahari Kavi
06-14-2011, 10:41 PM
This is really just terrible ....bless her heart

06-14-2011, 10:42 PM
Never knew she was sick normaly the league would bring some sort awareness to it, but wow i hope that he and his can get through this.

RIP Ashlyn

chicago lulz
06-14-2011, 10:44 PM
Absolutely ****** hand dealt there. RIP. Condolences go out to him and his family.

06-14-2011, 10:51 PM

06-14-2011, 10:58 PM
very very sad... RIP. Way too young.

06-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Life is a ***** sometimes. R.I.P <3

06-14-2011, 11:32 PM
Made me think about my daughter when I read this and it's just not fair for a parent to have to bury their child.my deepest sincerity goes out to him and his family.