SI: Ron has been in a coma since October. How often do you visit him?
Walls: Every couple of days. If I'm not there, my wife and daughter go. I squeeze his wrist or pull his ears—so he has something to react to. We all talk to him and say we're looking forward to him coming out of it.
SI: Do you feel any effects of the transplant?
Walls: My health is fine. I ran eight miles at the Dallas turkey trot. When you give a kidney, I would not say it's a small deal, but as long as your one kidney is healthy, you won't have problems.
December 31, 2007
SI: You're now a spokesman for organ donations.
Walls: It was tough for me to accept being labeled a hero. What I did for Ron was unconditional. I wasn't looking for anything.
SI: Will the Cowboys make it to the Super Bowl?
Walls: The season started in Texas Stadium with Ron and myself as honorary captains. We hope we come full circle in a Super Bowl season.
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