Coleman family pleased after attending Sunday's Cowboys game following team's apology


COLEMAN, Texas - {span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}Despite vowing to never watch a game, a Coleman family says they'll forever be Dallas Cowboys fans after going to Sunday's game. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}Two weeks ago Michael Walters told KTXS his disabled daughter was discriminated by security at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. But Walters said Tuesday the Cowboys organization righted a wrong.{/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}The organization invited his family to their Christmas Eve game against the Seattle Seahawks. They sat in the front row and walked around the filed before kick off. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}"Everybody treated her like gold, the fans, everybody did," Walters said describing his 5-year-old daughter Mackey, who has cerebral palsy. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}Walters made a Facebook video Dec. 8 criticizing security for treating Mackey unfairly. The family went to AT&T stadium at the time to watch his son's peewee football game. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}Walters said the staff confused his daughter's wheelchair for a stroller and would not allow her to sit in the front row seats the family purchased tickets for. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}After KTXS aired a story on the incident, the Dallas Cowboys called the Walters to apologize.{/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}"We hope that this doesn't happen to any other family," Codi Walters said of the incident involving her daughter. "That everybody, you know, gets treated the same."{/span}{/span}

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{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}Walters said the team gave his family free gear, including a pair of Cowboys boots. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}"It was really nice of them," Michael Walters said. "They went above and beyond to make it right."{/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}While he's appreciative of the kindness, he said he hopes his original message doesn't get lost in the mix. {/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}"The point of the story was to help parents stand for the handicapped and to show the world that they belong," Walters said. "That's what it was all about."{/span}{/span}

{span style="font-size:16px;"}{span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"}Besides his daughter and wife, Walters said his mother who is a lifelong Cowboys fan also went to the game.{/span}{/span}

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