After recently winning the Super Bowl for the fifth time in his career, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was seen celebrating the victory that night with some of his closest family members. The quarterback’s mother and father were even able to travel all the way to Houston, Texas from their home in San Mateo, California.
It was extraordinarily special that his mother was able to attend the game and watch him put on a magical performance due to the fact that the Super Bowl was the first game she had been able to watch in person all season long.
According to a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Brady revealed that the reasoning behind his mother’s absence from the stands this year was because of her having to undergo treatment for an unfortunate cancer diagnosis.
Yes, Tom Brady is a multimillionaire who is recognized all over the world. But his recent comments about what his family has been going through in the past year with his mother’s sickness allow him to relate to the many people around the country that have experienced a similar situation.
“It’s been a very challenging year for our family. You have parents that are going through what they are going through, and my mom is not the only one going through it. My dad is going through it at the same time, taking such good care of my mom.”
Within the article, King mentions that the only instance in which Brady became visibly emotional during their interview was when the quarterback’s mom was brought up.
It is an unfortunate situation for anyone to have to experience what the quarterback and his family have been going through, but Brady is doing his best to turn the current circumstances surrounding his mother into something positive.
“It puts a lot of things in perspective. I’m so happy we won the Super Bowl, but you also realize that life goes on, too. You are going to wake up the next day and life is still going to be going, so you better enjoy that too.”
As far as how the quarterback’s mother is doing today, Brady was recently interviewed on a Boston radio station and stated that, “Mom’s doing better.”