Tom Brady gets emotional as he shares update on mom’s cancer battle

Tom Brady was promoting his new book, 'The TB12 Method,' and he also provided an update on his mother Galynn's health, following her battle with breast cancer.


                            Tom Brady gets emotional as he shares update on mom’s cancer battle

Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, provided an update on the health of his mother, Galynn Brady, who had been diagnosed with cancer two years ago, and said that his whole family had been affected by the news of the disease, in an interview with PEOPLE to promote his new book called 'The TB12 Method.'

Tom Brady at this year's Super Bowl (Getty Images)
Tom Brady at this year's Super Bowl (Getty Images)

Brady, 40, talked about his mother, revealing, "She’s doing really well. I think any family that has dealt with cancer realizes the challenge it is not only at that moment, but as it continues to be." Galynn had been diagnosed with cancer in 2016, which she talked about to Andrea Kremer of NFL Network last year, saying, "I remember sitting in the doctor’s office and them telling me, ‘You have breast cancer and it’s only stage two."

She missed most of that season's games but managed to witness the Patriots' victory over the Atlanta Falcons last February, after being given clearance to travel to Houston just one day before her flight was scheduled to leave. She had been through five months of chemotherapy before attending the game, CBS Sports reported.

Galynn said, "I think there’s a special bond between a mother and a son. I just wanted to be there for Tommy, and I wanted to be there with our family. Everybody was going to the Super Bowl and I didn’t want to miss that." Brady talked about his mother shortly after last year's win, saying, "She’s been through a lot. Way harder than what I went through last night."

Galynn Brady was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. (Twitter)
Galynn Brady was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. (Twitter)

In the PEOPLE interview, Brady gushed about his mother, saying, "I think she’s got so much appreciation for the people who have supported her. She’s such a wonderful woman and she’s been so positive through it all and we’ve been so proud of her." It was Patriots owner Robert Kraft who had revealed that Galynn was stricken with cancer and that she had gone through radiation and chemotherapy during the 2016 season.

Tom Brady and Galynn Brady (Twitter)
Tom Brady and Galynn Brady (Twitter)

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