BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Pancho Billa, the Bills super fan from Texas is much more than a fan with a mask, he’s an inspiration to thousands across the country.
“If my fandemonium and my spirit can be put in every Bills fan, to never give up on the team and support them 100% win or lose, then i’ve done my job,” said Ezra Castro, otherwise known as Pancho Billa.
His story has touched the lives of Western New Yorkers and the nation. The Bills superfan, who has been battling cancer has now entered hospice in Texas, and the Buffalo Bills and entire Western New York community is in this fight together.
“He really is an inspiration,” said Roselyn Kasmire.
Kasmire is a children’s author from Buffalo, and met Pancho about a year ago. She says Pancho wanted his story in black and white, a book to write his legacy.
“It’s about a little boy in the eyes of Ezra Castro as a child,” she said.
“He has a challenge and we see the birth of Pancho Bills and everything he stands for; friendship, family, friends.”
The children’s book she says takes readers through the life of Pancho Bills, as a boy who struggles, but then put on a mask and suddenly forgets his challenges.
“Inspiration, passion all summed up in a book,” she said.
The book is called Pancho Power and will be published and released before summer.
Castro says he’s wanted his life story in black and white for a while, to touch and inspire all readers.
“A book lasts forever,” he said.
Castro was on the phone with Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane and the team's rep at the draft to call in the team's first round pick.