Delta man with terminal cancer gets phone call from Peyton Manning

DELTA, Colo. — A man on the Western Slope who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer said his dying wish was to meet Peyton Manning.

And in true Manning fashion, the former Broncos quarterback came through.

Aryn Gallegos, whose son is named Peyton, of Delta was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in mid-August. He was told he only had a few weeks to live, KKCO reported.

Gallegos’ story was shared in hopes in would reach Manning. Last week, the former quarterback called Gallegos.

Because the tumors have spread, Gallegos cannot speak, so family members held up the phone to his ear when Manning called.

“When [Manning] called him he just perked up. He opened his eyes so big, and he was just so happy, he even blew him a kiss,” Gallegos’ aunt Michelle Vicencio said.

Gallegos was offered the opportunity to meet Manning in Denver but he was unable to leave hospice because his health is deteriorating.