Young Texans fan receives life-changing call on way to training camp

A 13-year-old Houston Texans fan was on her way to watch the team and J.J. Watt practice when she got a life-changing phone call.

A 13-year-old Houston Texans fan was on her way to watch the team and J.J. Watt practice when she received a life-changing phone call.

That call came from doctors at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital saying there was a kidney waiting for Zayda Falcon. Her trip training camp would have to wait.

"Texans is life for us," said Margarita Falcon, Zayda's mother. "The only thing that could've stopped us for going to see the guys: a new kidney."

They were on their way to training camp with tickets in hand when they got the call.

Instead of going to see her beloved J.J. Watt in person, Falcon's mother shared a picture of Zayda on his Facebook page. It's a post that has nearly 9,000 likes now.

"To hear the call and to be told there's a kidney someone is willing to give up for your child, who does that?" Margarita said.

 

 

Zayda, who's also a cheerleader for her brother's football team, has fought kidney disease for five years. Thursday night she fought through a hoarse voice to talk about Watt.

"J.J., I couldn't make it to the practice game," Zayda said from her hospital bed. "I got a new kidney. So sorry for my voice."

Since her diagnosis, her mom had to quit her job and devote her life to her daughter. She says this isn't a cure but it's a start.

"This is something she's been waiting for for a long time," Margarita said.

Now Zayda has a favor to ask Watt.

"J.J., please, you are the best," Zayda said. "If you have a chance to come visit me that would be a blessing. Love you, J.J. Bye."


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