The Bills Mafia is known for their big hearts.
So after Sean Kirst reported that Bills fan Pancho Billa is entering hospice Thursday, some readers wondered if and how they could raise money for Ezra Castro's family.
Kirst, who wrote about the man behind the Pancho Billa mask, answered questions from readers, compiled by Digital Engagement Editor Qina Liu.
From @djpat1968/Twitter re: "Behind the Mask of Pancho Billa:" Great story! How can I write to him?
Kirst: You can reach Ezra and his family at 606 W. Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas 75062.
From Randall Hoak: Hey BN, was that Ezra's decision or his doctor's?
Kirst: Ezra and Veronica Borjon, his longtime companion, describe it as a joint decision. Ezra learned he had stage four cancer about 18 months ago. He had turned to an experimental therapy at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The doctors decided that the risk posed by damage done to his lungs during the treatment was escalating and accelerating the level of danger. Based on that knowledge, they all talked and made a choice.
From Norma Ward: I hope that money is being raised for a trust fund for his two children by the Bills fans. Is there a donation site for us to show our appreciation for his support?
Kirst: Katherine O'Brien, a Western New York native, a neuropsychologist and a cancer survivor who is president of the Bills Backers of Houston, set up a GoFundMe account months ago for Ezra and his family at gofundme.com/pancho-power.
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