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Dalton Santos Fights for Mom

Updated: Thursday, April 24 2014, 12:00 PM CDT

Texas linebacker Dalton Santos is a playmaker. Longhorn fans have grown accustomed to his toughness on the field, but now it's Santos who is realizing how much he means to Longhorn fans.

Two days after the UT spring game, Santos got a call no child should ever get. His brother informed him his mom was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart aneurysm. She will now have to have open heart surgery, and as an uninsured, single nurse with three kids, that was a heavy blow.

Doctors told Santos the surgery would cost in the range of 150 thousand dollars. Desperate for help the UT linebacker turned to the place that he thought he could draw the most attention - Twitter and Facebook.

His expectations were to hopefully raise a couple hundred or thousand dollars.

As of Wednesday night, donations had topped 40 thousand dollars.

The battle will continue for the Santos family, but just like his mom, Dalton continues to show unimaginable strength.

To donate: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/vista-s-angry-aortic-aneurysm/167584

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Scores & Schedules

November 21, 2014 08:06 GMT

NFL

Thursday's Game

Oakland 24, Kansas City 20

Sunday's Games

Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Houston, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Detroit at New England, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, ppd., snow

Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

St. Louis at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

Washington at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.

Miami at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

Open: Carolina, Pittsburgh

Monday's Games

N.Y. Jets vs. Buffalo at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Baltimore at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

NBA

Thursday's Games

L.A. Clippers 110, Miami 93

Sacramento 103, Chicago 88

Friday's Games

Phoenix at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Boston at Memphis, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Denver, 9 p.m.

Utah at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Chicago at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Thursday's Games

Anaheim 4, Vancouver 3, SO

Florida 3, San Jose 2, SO

Minnesota 3, Philadelphia 2

Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 2

Montreal 4, St. Louis 1

Ottawa 3, Nashville 2

Detroit 4, Winnipeg 3

Dallas 3, Arizona 1

Washington 3, Colorado 2

Chicago 4, Calgary 3

Los Angeles 3, Carolina 2

Friday's Games

N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, ppd., snow

N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

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