Dallas Area Sports Community Coming Together for Bone Marrow Patient

Jeffrey Kahn@jkahn24Correspondent IIJanuary 9, 2014

via @BriggsBerry on Twitter

The Dallas area sports community is coming together for Briggs Berry, set to have a bone marrow transplant on Jan. 20. A bone marrow transplant is a process in which damaged bone marrow is replaced by healthy bone marrow stem cells.

First to spread the word was Ben Rogers of The Ben and Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan. He told others about his friend Berry via Twitter.

Since Rogers' tweet, the outpour from local sports figures has been great. Dez Bryant followed Berry on Twitter and voiced his support for the 17-year-old.

Former Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson also saw Rogers' tweet and gave some kind words to Berry via Twitter.

And it started to spread from there. More Dallas Cowboys and current Rangers players found out about Berry and his story through Rogers. Rangers' pitcher Derek Holland has plans to play Xbox or PlayStation with Berry. That doesn't sound bad at all.

Cowboys star DeMarcus Ware shared a picture of a Jeep with Berry on Twitter.

Maybe a future present from Ware? Berry, however, tweeted that he's getting his own car fixed up as a "Make-A-Wish."

Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki tweeted his support for Briggs to over 1 million followers.

UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4:21 p.m. ET

Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban invited Berry to sit with hime at a Mavs game.

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With the power of Twitter, coming together for a great cause is nothing but the best. Other Dallas-Fort Worth area athletes that have been in support of Berry are: Brandon Carr, Travis Frederick, Dan Bailey, Jason Hatcher and many more to come.

Despite a procedure coming up and the physical toll of living with a deadly disease, Berry has the support from the Dallas-Fort Worth community that's truly second to none. Hey, how awesome would it be if Berry, Bryant and Holland got to play Xbox or PlayStation on AT&T Stadium's big screen? Get it done, Jerry Jones.

Keep up with Briggs and his story on Twitter: @BriggsBerry #TeamBriggs

You can also help bone marrow patients by getting swabbed and saving a life. Go to the Delete Blood Cancer Web site for more information: DeleteBloodCancer.org.