Video: Santos on his mom's need for surgery

An emotional Dalton Santos spoke with local media this afternoon to talk about his mom's medical condition, and the overwhelming response he's received from teammates and strangers.

Santos went to Twitter on Easter Sunday asking for people's help with donations for his mother, Vista Slagle Santos, who has been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm.

The following description is written on a website that is accepting donations:

"Vista has been diagnosed with an AORTIC ANEURYSM. This MUST be repaired SOON by means of OPEN HEART SURGERY. As we all know Vista is a very proud momma to 3 children. Dalton, Wyatt and Gracie. Vista will be unable to work for at least 10 weeks. She is a single mom. She is a nurse and spends her days caring for others. Now she needs to learn how to let others care for her, even if only for a short time."

Thanks to the support of his teammates, many of which have retweeted his message, the current amount of donations is $32,322.

Here is video of Santos talking about his mother's situation:

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