Former Cowboys QB Babe Laufenberg Surprises Kids With Cancer, Shares Personal Story – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg surprised children with cancer along with their families at the Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) viewing party on Tuesday evening May 4.
The virtual event funded Buddy Bags, care packages for children undergoing cancer treatment. The bags are stocked with over 30 items, from essential toiletries to fun activities to a pillow and blanket for family members.
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During the event, Laufenberg shared the personal journey of his late son Luke with childhood cancer through an exclusive conversation with CBS 11 anchor Karen Borta.
“We were honored that Babe Laufenberg participated in this year’s event. His courage, strength and compassion as he walked through his son Luke’s cancer journey were inspiring and encouraged everyone who took part in the Buddy Bag Bash, ”said WOKC founder Cindy Brinker Simmons.
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Fellow Dallas Cowboys stars Troy Aikman and Daryl Johnston along with former head coach Jason Garrett also made special appearances and spoke about the impact their former teammate had on them as he responded to his son’s illness.
“WOKC would like to thank Babe Laufenberg, Karen Borta, Troy Aikman, Daryl Johnston, Jason Garret and our current and former Warriors and their families for their generous participation …” said WOKC CEO Aashik Khakoo. “Together we work towards the day that all children are free from the threat of cancer.”
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Visit wokc.org to help WOKC with post-event donations.