WOODLAND (CBS13) — A San Francisco 49ers’ fans dying wish was fulfilled by the team with a visit from a two-time Super Bowl winner.
Ramon Rios is the ultimate 49ers fan. He’s a man of few words. But if you look closely, his passion speaks volumes.
He’s surrounded by Niner paraphernalia, a loving family and an ailing heart. Doctors only give him months to live.
His family reached out to the 49ers front office, and the team responded with plenty of team gear, and a letter to show their appreciation, which read in part, “Thank you for years of support and encouragement. We could not have won those five Super Bowls without you.”
Ramon has a lot of sweet memories from the team’s past. There’s The Catch that sent the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 1982. And The Stop in that same Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals, where linebacker Dan Bunz stopped Charles Alexander as part of a dramatic goal-line stand.
Ramon’s big surprise was when Bunz stopped by to regale him with tales of the team’s past and to let him try on his Super Bowl rings.
Bunz, a Roseville native, said when he heard about Ramon’s story, he had to come.
“Sometimes you’ve got to care about other people than myself,” he said.
Ramon is already predicting a 49ers win this weekend over the Green Bay Packers.
“Hopefully by 14,” he said.