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Mar 10, 2014 6:37 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Friends and Teammates Look to Help Crash Victim

CORPUS CHRISTI - Friends and teammates are asking for help raising money for a good samaritan who lost his leg in a car crash last week.

Johans Bravo, a King High School graduate and member of the South Texas Bonecrushers football squad, had stopped to help push a stalled car on Staples and Lipes.

Bravo and James Thomson were hit from behind. Both suffered serious injuries to their legs. Bravo's teammates tell KRIS 6 News he remains in critical condition and faces several more surgeries after having part of his leg amputated.

His teammates say he's a good man, and a good player. They say he always puts others before himself.

"Real humbling person. Real coachable. Team player, wasn't selfish at all. You know, basically anything for the better of the team, he was all for it," teammate Davon Jackson says.

"He's always involved, always wanting to help. Whenever he's asked to do something out on the field, he's there," teammate Mark Brooks says.

We're told he has a two year old girl he's trying to take care of, but due to his injuries, he won't be able to work for months. Teammates say he's one of the most selfless men they've known and they'll be there for him no matter what.

A gofundme.com account is already in place to help Bravo. The goal is $10,000 to cover medical and living expenses.

Link - http://www.gofundme.com/7dnrwo

The Bonecrushers are also having a fund-raising barbeque 9 a.m. Saturday at their field right next to South Park Elementary.

Police do have a suspect in custody for the crash. Adrian Garza, age 29, is facing charges of intoxication assault.

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