Patriots Owner Reveals Tom Brady’s Mom Needed Chemo Throughout 2016 Season
When New England Patriots star Tom Brady won the 2017 Super Bowl on Sunday, February 6, he wasn’t doing it just for his team and their fans — it was secretly for his mom too.
Pats owner Robert Kraft has revealed the quarterback’s mom Galynn Brady has been battling a terrifying health crisis for months — and their win was all about her.
“I spoke to [Tom] in the locker room before the game,” Robert tells New England sports site NESN.com.
“And I said, ‘We gotta win this one for your mom,’ because I know how important his mom is.”
The Patriots owner then proved just how serious Galynn’s condition is after she missed nearly every game of the 2016-2017 season and was spotted wearing a head scarf on the Super Bowl field.
“She’s been going through chemotherapy and radiation, and this is the first game she’s been to,” Robert adds, stopping just shy of confirming the sports mom is battling cancer.
“She came here, and I just saw her, and it was really cool.”
The businessman’s statement comes after a number of emotional moments for Tom, 39, regarding his beloved parents.
The future Hall of Fame inductee visibly fought away tears during a Monday, January 30, press conference when asked by a seven-year-old boy who his hero is.
Tom gave an unexpectedly touching response.
“I think my dad is my hero because he’s someone I look up to every day,” the athlete told the child before stopping to keep the waterworks at bay.
Tom Brady gets emotional when asked who his hero is.Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) January 31, 2017
His answer? His dad. pic.twitter.com/wFL299bieG
A later statement was just as sentimental.
Tom looked close to crying when asked what it meant to have his dad Tom Brady Sr. at his seventh Super Bowl, cryptically saying, “Hopefully he’s here and cheering us on.”
Tom Brady struggles to compose himself talking about what his dad means to him being here at the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/yeVONBt1oLMike Petraglia (@Trags) January 31, 2017
Gisele Bundchen's husband seemingly hinted at why he was so emotional the next day.
“You just have different things that your family goes through throughout the course of your life,” Tom admitted on Tuesday, January 31.
“It has been a challenging year for my family for some personal reasons."
Hopefully Galynn’s health nightmare is now behind the Brady family.
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