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Donations help ETX mother receive life-saving surgery

Vista and Dalton Santos Vista and Dalton Santos
VAN, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas mother is back on her feet after having a life-saving surgery. 

Vista Santos posed for a picture with her son, Dalton Santos, just days after having open heart surgery. You might remember Dalton and his brother's call for help. Their mother did not have health insurance and needed to raise enough money for her surgery. 

Dalton plays football for UT Austin. His brother plays for Van High School. A family friend started a donation site for Vista and the brothers did everything they could to spread the news. 

With your help, they were able to raise more than $66,000, which allowed Vista to have surgery last week. 

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