Uncle works to fulfill nephews' dream of going to Titans game
July 11, 2012 11:31 PM
Reported By Todd Dunn, Video Journalist - bio | email
Jamie Sr. and Kimberly Disman were killed in a car accident last month.
Tim Manuel hopes to take his nephews to an upcoming Titans game.
PORTLAND, Tenn. -
A man is working to fulfill a promise to his young great-nephews after their parents were killed in a car crash last month.
Eleven-year-old Jamie Disman Jr. and his 8-year-old twin brothers, Jakup and Jordan, love football and especially enjoy watching the Tennessee Titans.
The three young brothers were looking forward to attending a game at LP Field this season with their father, Jamie.
"[Jamie Sr.] said that he would really like to take them to a football game this year because they had [wanted] to go to a football game and they want to play football," Uncle Tim Manuel told Nashville's News 2.
However, it is a promise Jamie Sr. will not be able to keep to his sons.
He and his wife were killed in a car accident on June 6 after he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road, striking a tree. the couple was on their way to a doctor's appointment.
"It was just a freak accident. God must have had better plans for them to take two young children with a family of boys," Manuel said.
The boys are now living with their grandparents, who are building onto their Portland home for more space to raise the children.
Manuel said in an effort to grant the promise made by his late family member, he is trying to purchase six preseason tickets together so he can take his nephews, cousin and grandfather to a game at LP Field.
"I just want to take them to a football game to try to fulfill Jamie's promise and let them experience a little something," he said. "[I'm] just trying to help them."
Manuel said so far he has been unable to find six tickets together.
"They are actually hard to come by. I have actually talked to a few people to try to help me find some and they are just hard to find. A lot of Titans fans," he said.
Manuel said he plans to keep looking for tickets in hopes of helping his nephews create new, positive memories.
After learning of the family's story, both the Titans and LP Building Products reached out to the family and plan to host them for a game later this fall.
Several generous News 2 viewers also offered their tickets to the family.
The Titans begin their preseason August 11 in Seattle. They open up the regular season at home against New England Patriots on September 9.