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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:33pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The Dallas Cowboys are helping out an El Pasoan in need of a kidney transplant. The NFL team has donated a helmet signed by the entire team. Tony Romo, Jerry Jones, and Dez Bryant, who took a picture with the helmet, all lent their signatures to raise money for a 34-year-old El Pasoan who suffers from a rare disease.
His friend, Owner of the Las Palmas Restaurant on George Dieter, is handling the fundraising. The owner reached out to the Dallas Cowboys after he had found out his friend was trying to sell his own Dallas Cowboys helmet in order to raise funds for his treatment.
"What this is, is to raise money for his family to travel with him to, you know, to Dallas. He goes there once a month. He has dialysis about three, four, times a week so the bills do add up for him as well as his parents," Jonathan Gomez, the Owner of the Las Palmas restaurant explained.
Those interested in winning the helmet can purchase a raffle ticket for $20 at Las Palmas. A winner will be drawn on November 3rd.
Gomez is hoping to raise $8,000. The man's transplant, who has asked that we not release his name, is scheduled for November.
1605 George Dieter Drive.