ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - People from around the country are rallying behind an Albuquerque teen in the fight of his life.
A lot of people are in Zak Lannon's corner.
The West Mesa High School football player is fighting a very aggressive form of cancer and the owners of House of Football are right behind the Lannon family.
"We want them to be able to concentrate on getting Zak better and we'll concentrate on raising the funds," Andy Hagemen said.
Andy Hagemen and his wife have taken over fundraising. They are selling shirts with Zak's motto on it and are collecting sports memorabilia they will auction to raise money for the Lannons.
Now they are hoping to raise the family's spirits.
Zak loves football and he loves the Broncos. His father is a Cowboys fan.
Thanks to the Dallas Cowboys, Zak and his dad will see their teams face off in Cowboys' stadium in October and get a tour of the stadium.
It came as a big surprise to them both.
"I thought it was pretty amazing, pretty cool. I didn't know about it," Zak said.
It gives them something to look forward to.
The two soon head to New York where Zak will undergo surgery to remove five tumors at the end of the month.
"I'm a little nervous you kind of think about it more as the day gets closer, but you just kind of put it in the back of your mind and enjoy the days you have before you got," Zak said.
The surgery has a recovery period of two to three weeks.
Zak says they should be back from New York for the October game and hopefully to catch a game or two at West Mesa.
The support pouring in for Zak isn't lost on his family.
"We know because of people like them behind us, Zak is going to beat this. Zak's going to win," John Lannon said.
The sports memorabilia auction to help Zak's family hasn't been scheduled yet.
Hagemen says they want to raise at least $25,000 to help out the Lannons.
Zak says he hopes to be back in high school for the spring semester.
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