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DMN: Loyal fan from Mexico eager to experience first Dallas Cowboys game after loss of sight

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Loyal fan from Mexico eager to experience first Dallas Cowboys game after loss of sight

    acorchado@dallasnews.com Published: 27 November 2013 07:21 PM


    Longtime fan Luis Rodríguez will attend his first Dallas Cowboys game on Thursday. But he isn’t overly concerned about whether his team wins or loses.

    For Rodríguez, the experience is what it’s all about. He’s looking forward to feeling the energy of tens of thousands of fans, to hearing the roar, the hits, the grunts of players on the field, to palming a high five.

    Rodríguez, a former high school and college football player, lost his sight after an accident eight years ago. He is attending his first Cowboys game at the urging of a friend, and he’s thankful for the opportunity. He wants to recapture the thrill he once got from watching his team play.

    “Being at the game is about rediscovering something I lost so many years ago, the magic of watching spectacular plays, the face of determination in the players, the anticipation of the outcome,” he said. “The simple things we take for granted. Life isn’t just about seeing but also about feeling. I want to feel so I can see again without my eyes.”

    Rodríguez, 60, is general manager of a diesel shop in Monterrey, Mexico. He lost his eyesight after an accident at home. He slipped, hit his head and damaged his retinas, eventually going blind.

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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Great for him and nice of family and friends to make it happen. Love these feel good stories. :)

    JDSTAR Active Member

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    Great story! Thank you for sharing this.
  4. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    Mike Jenkins jersey?
  5. jesusdlg

    jesusdlg Member

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    Probably Deion ;)

    Great story! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  6. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    I'm FEELING a Deon Sanders jersey. The BIG ENERGY in the Jerrydome will bring his sight back. Enjoy the game 21
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  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Makes you thankful on this day for everything that you have in life!
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  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    This man is a true Cowboy fan and I hope he has a great time today. Great story.
  9. Don Corleone

    Don Corleone Well-Known Member

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    Great story!
  10. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully he'll be there for a win.
  11. Ultra Warrior

    Ultra Warrior 6 Million Light-years beyond believability.

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    Wouldn't be surprised if it's a Julius Jones jersey & no one told him.
    Great story, just the same. :)

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