Paco's dream of becoming a hero was realized as his uncle and four women received a gift of life from the Golden Gloves Champion
Boxer Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez had dreams of being a hero before suffering fatal injuries during a title fight in Philadelphia. Through organ donation, Paco's dream was realized as his uncle and four women received a gift of life from the Golden Gloves Champion. E:60 reporter Jeremy Schaap chronicles the journey of the four women -- including exclusive access to their emotional meeting with the boxer's family -- who owe their lives to Rodriguez.
Don't miss this ESPN segment! 5 recipients of organs donated by former boxer Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez will be featured in an E:60 story Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. ET. The program goes behind-the-scenes to chronicle the journey of 4 women and a man who owe their lives to Rodriguez & captures the emotional first meeting b/w the organ recipients and the boxer’s family. Please share this.
ESPN.com will post a long-form piece by Melissa Isaacson of ESPNChicago.com Tuesday