Priscilla covered her kids with some well-known jerseys.
“I got them Dallas Cowboys shirts — No. 21 and No. 4,” said the Fort Worth mother of three. “They’re big Cowboys fans.”
Antonio, 16, Marcus, 14, and Nathan, 13, got Nike shoes and T-shirts in addition to jerseys like those worn by the Cowboys’ standout rookies — quarterback Dak Prescott, No. 4, and running back Ezekiel Elliott, No. 21.
That’s a pretty big haul, made possible by Priscilla’s sale-seeking shopping skills, coupons and $50 J.C. Penney gift cards provided by the Goodfellow Fund.
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Priscilla considers it a blessing that she got help putting clothes and shoes on her boys for Christmas. It’s been a tough year for her family, since her husband got sick and hasn’t been able to work.
Priscilla was relieved when she got a job washing linens and scrubs used in hospitals across Fort Worth. It gives her husband time to recover, but that’s about all.
“I’m the only one working right now,” she said. “All my check goes for bills and food.”
Priscilla said that just getting by is the best they can do until her husband is back on his feet. Except for special times like Christmas, that’s enough.
“My boys don’t ask for much,” she said.
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