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Dikembe Mutombo Helps Build Hospital in Congo

As much as former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo blocked shots and wagged his finger, saying, "No, no, no" on the the court, when it came to helping his native Congo, he was saying, 'Yes, yes, yes!' According to, Mutombo donated nearly $15 million to build the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital, named after his late mother, in Congo. All hail Mount Mutombo for his humanity.

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