Former Molina football player gets big gift


Former Molina football player gets big giftFormer Moisés E. Molina High School quarterback Diondre Preston received the gift of mobility on Thursday, Aug. 28, during halftime of a game between his alma mater and R.L. Turner High School. Preston suffered a spinal cord injury on the field in 2010, which left him fully paralyzed.

With the help of Gridiron Heroes, the former football star was presented with a handicap-accessible van. It was a moment he and his mom will never forget. For more than a year, the Prestons have had no readily accessible way to transport Diondre.

Gridiron Heroes is a non-profit that provides resources and support to high school football players who sustain catastrophic spinal cord injury through game-related activities.

Check out more on this story covered by WFAA Ch. 8 of Diondre, a 2011 graduate of Molina, as he prepares to receive the van.

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