The Gilbreaths, die-hard Dallas Cowboys fans, couldn't wait for a chance to meet Pro-Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware at the Lewisville Wal-Mart. But just as the family reached the autograph-signing table, Wal-Mart officials told them he couldn't sign anything else.
After hearing this, Steffanie Gilbreath and her sister begged for Ware to give their kids his autograph, but he was only able to sign one more item -- her nephew Blayne Millers jersey, before being pulled away.
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Disheartened after waiting for hours, Gilbreath began a letter-writing campaign to officials at both Wal-Mart and the Cowboys organization.
Once Ware learned of what happened he insisted that he sign all of their items and sent a courier to pick up their memorabilia.
Gilbreath said she didn't expect to get anything because she didn't think anyone would care.
"I'm in awe that he would care that much about people that mean nothing. He doesn't know us and he's going to be a hero in my family for a very long time," said Gilbreath.
Ware has signed the items and the organization plans to overnight them to the kids on Saturday.