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News: DMN: For Cowboys rookie J.J. Wilcox, NFL shot means a chance to aid ailing mother

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 15, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Staff writer


    Published: 11 May 2013 10:10 PM

    Updated: 11 May 2013 10:12 PM

    IRVING — On the second night of the draft, as J.J. Wilcox sat patiently by the phone, an area code from the Dallas area flashed on the caller ID.

    The safety from Georgia Southern began to cry. His dream was about to come true.

    It meant even more that his mother was there to share the moment.

    Marshell Wilcox has battled lupus for 13 years. She wasn’t about to miss this. When Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called, she was by her son’s side, tethered to an oxygen tank.

    “It was a great moment,’’ Marshell remembers. “I can’t explain it. It was the embrace...

    “I felt his heart and knew he was overwhelmed.’’

    Read the rest: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...-shot-means-a-chance-to-aid-ailing-mother.ece
  2. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I'll cheer for him even more now...
  3. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    He seems to have a sound head on his shoulder and a good understanding of what really matters in life.

    I wish him and his mom the best. Lupus is often a very devastating disease and the treatment for it is still not all that great for the more severe cases which it seems like she has.

    I definitely hope things go well for this kid. Sounds like a RKG.
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Crazy especially after watching this last night...


    Strikingly similar minus the lesbian mom.
  5. Va_BoysFan4 Life

    Va_BoysFan4 Life Member

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    Thanks Rasta for posting that vid. I was not aware of the story. Very powerful. I wish nothing but the best for both of them and their mothers (all 3 of them).

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