New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was able to win his fifth Super Bowl in front of his mom. Recently, it was announced that she is doing much better.
The week of Super Bowl LI, it was revealed that Tom Brady’s mother, Galynn, was battling cancer. That game was in fact the first game she was able to attend all season long, which was “atypical” for her.
When Brady and the Patriots completed the 25-point comeback in the Super Bowl, Brady said his win was dedicated to his mother. In overtime, Julian Edelman could even be heard telling Brady they were going to win this game for his mom.
Earlier this week, Tom Brady Sr. updated Galynn’s situation, and things have seemed to get much better. In fact, Galynn even wrapped up her cancer treatments “two months ago.”
"“She is doing great,” he said to Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe. “She is getting out and playing golf and tennis and looks wonderful. I think in the dark recesses of every cancer survivor is the thought it could reappear. We simply pray now that after her treatment it never rears its ugly head again.”"
Brady said that year had been a “challenging year” for his family. His emotions were often on display during Super Bowl week when talking about his parents.
Even when the Patriots attended the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl championship, Brady did not attend due to personal family matters. It was later reported Brady did not attend the trip in order to spend time with his sick mother and family.
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Some have pointed to the fact that Brady’s three kids and sick mother could lead to a retirement by the star quarterback. But Tom Brady Sr. quickly shot that proposal down.
"“In terms of Tommy going out on his terms, you just take it day by day,” Brady Sr. said. “There is no sense worrying about next year.”"
The elder Brady also doesn’t believe Brady could walk away from the game if he wins his sixth ring this season.
"“I don’t know where those rumors come from,” Brady’s father told The Boston Globe’s Christopher Gasper. “I’ve certainly never heard those from my son’s lips.“At a certain point in time, you might fall out of love with it; what else is there to accomplish? But he loves football as much as he loves anything in his life. Why he would voluntarily give it up other than for family responsibilities, I don’t know.”"
While Brady’s future is uncertain, it is great to see that his mother is doing well. For Brady, he will be seeking to win a sixth Super Bowl in 2017. Hopefully, his mom will be in attendance once again.