Tom Brady‘s mother Galynn got to watch her son play in person for the first time this season due to her ongoing battle with an undisclosed illness.
It was revealed Tuesday that Brady’s mother has been dealing with an unspecified medical condition for 18 months. Her sickness kept her from attending any of her son’s games. However, as Tom was playing in his record-breaking seventh Super Bowl, Galynn was able to find the strength to make it down to Houston.
“It’s kind of madness after the game, I didn’t get too much quality time,” Brady said after leading the Patriots, 34-28 overtime winners, to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. “But we’ll get it this week and I was happy everybody was here. I had my wife, my parents, my sisters, my brothers-in-law and one of my sisters-in-law. A lot of friends and it was a full contingent of support.”
“I was trying, but I couldn’t,” Brady said. “It was all Patriots fans and everyone was waving at me, so I couldn’t really make anybody out.”
Asked about dedicating the game to his mother, Brady said: “Yeah, they’re all happy. It’s nice to have everybody here, and it’s going to be a great celebration tonight. Thank you to all of our fans. Everyone back in Boston and New England, we love you. You’ve been with us all year.
No matter how you feel about Tom Brady, Belichick, and the Patriots, it was genuinely awesome to see Brady’s mother bravely make her way to Super Bowl 51 to support her son.