Tom Brady is opening up about his mom, Galynn’s, battle with cancer, telling a Massachusetts radio station that she is “doing better.”
“She’s been going through a lot — a lot of intensive treatment,” Brady told WEEI 93.7FM on Monday. “But the prognosis is good. She’s not quite through it yet, but hopefully there was some healing energy from our game last night.”
“Hopefully she turns a corner,” he continued. “We all pray for that.”
News of Galynn’s illness was confirmed last week and Brady shared how her chemotherapy and radiation treatments prevented his parents from attending most of his games during the 2016 NFL season.
However, both Galynn and Brady’s father, Tom Brady Sr., were in Houston, Texas, to witness the 39-year-old quarterback and his New England Patriots triumphantly snatch their fifth Super Bowl trophy on Sunday.
Brady said it was extra special being able to celebrate with his mom following the win.
“It’s nice to win for her — nice for her to be there,” he added. “We all love her so much.”
“She’s been through a lot, my dad’s been through a lot — it’s been a really hard year for them,” he also told the station. “They’ve had a lot of support from their friends, and my sisters, who have been out there looking after them…. [Galynn] didn’t make it back to a game all season. It was so hard for her. But I just wanted her to get her rest.”
The NFL champ and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, returned to Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, where Brady paid further tribute to his mom at a press conference.
“She’s been though a lot,” said the father-of-three. “Way harder than what I went through last night.”
See what Bundchen had to say about her husband’s victory in the video below.
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