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.
My courageous, young friend @BriggsBerry will soon undergo a bone marrow transplant. Please keep him in your prayers + tweet him good mojo!— Ben Rogers (@BenRogers) January 9, 2014
@BriggsBerry Stay strong buddy and always keep fighting. So I hear you are a pretty good golfer :) Thank you for being a fan of mine.— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 9, 2014
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."
UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 9, at 4:21 p.m. ET
Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban invited Berry to sit with hime at a Mavs game.
. @BriggsBerry hey, when are you going to come sit next to me at a Mavs game?— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 9, 2014
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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.
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.