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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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January 29, 2015 08:06 GMT

NBA

Wednesday's Games

Philadelphia 89, Detroit 69

Cleveland 99, Portland 94

Toronto 119, Sacramento 102

Denver 93, New Orleans 85

Houston 99, Dallas 94

Minnesota 110, Boston 98

Atlanta 113, Brooklyn 102

New York 100, Oklahoma City 92

San Antonio 95, Charlotte 86

L.A. Clippers 94, Utah 89

Phoenix 106, Washington 98

Thursday's Games

Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

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Wednesday's Games

New Jersey 2, Toronto 1, SO

Washington 4, Pittsburgh 0

Los Angeles 4, Chicago 3

Thursday's Games

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

Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Arizona at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Columbus at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Buffalo at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.

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