Pancho Billa does the NHL Draft too as he continues to fight cancer.
Ezra Castro -- otherwise known as Bills superfan Pancho Billa -- was in the stands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday as the Sabres welcomed Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick. In April, Castro was invited on stage by the Bills at the NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to announce the third-round pick.
The Sabres sent Castro a total of 20 tickets for himself and members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Bills Backers chapter.
Castro, who is president of the chapter, is being treated for stage four cancer. He learned about it last fall, when he had a checkup for what he thought was a pinched nerve. The doctors ran some tests. They discovered Castro, 38, had tumors in his liver, lungs and lymph nodes, and a massive one – wrapped around his spine – that was surgically removed in December.
He has chemotherapy treatment every two weeks, with his latest coming Wednesday.
— Pancho Billa (@PanchoBilla1) June 23, 2018
Fans continue to raise money for Castro via a GoFundMe page to help pay for his treatments and have used the hashtag #PanchoPower on social media to show their support.