GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. It was a call of encouragement for one Bronco’s fan fighting for her life.
"I answered and he said ‘Peyton Manning,’ and I kind of hesitated for a minute and I was like ‘Peyton?’ and he said, ‘Yes, this is Peyton Manning, I’m calling in regards to Savannah Romero," said Carlos Romero who answered the call from Peyton Manning.
Grand Junction natives Carlos and Savannah Romeros’ world was thrown upside down on March 6, when Savannah was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving her in a coma.
"I went running up to her and told her help is coming, everything is going to be alright, and to keep fighting," said Carlos.
After two agonizing weeks, Carlos received a restricted call; from none other than the Sheriff himself.
"I just want you to know you've been in my thoughts and prayers. I know you're going through a tough fight right now, but you've got a lot of people pulling for you and praying for you,” said Manning to Savannah over the phone.
Carlos says the conversation lasted roughly 10 minutes, just enough time to lift his spirits.
"That gave him the extra “oomph” he needed to know that it’s not just us hoping she's better, it’s the community, our town, it’s the friends, family, the schools for the kids, it’s the quarterback of the Super Bowl champions this year," said Carlos’ sister Jamie Serrano.
Only a few days later after Peyton Manning’s call, Savannah awoke from the coma. She is now in a semi-conscious state as she continues on her road of recovery.
"Today she smiled at me when I said she was beautiful. She’s so strong and a hack of a fighter,” said Carlos.
To donate to the Go Fund Me page for Savannah visit: https://www.gofundme.com/c3t6ehek