New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave Tom Brady's mother Galynn a very special gift this summer.
Per ESPN, Brady credits his Galynn's battle with cancer as the inspiration behind his comeback fight for a historic Super Bowl 51 win.
To commemorate the hardships they endured last season, Kraft surprised the veteran quarterback and his family by giving Galynn a Super Bowl ring.
“He’s been so supportive of my family and certainly everything my mom went through and knowing first-hand how families deal with it,” Brady told ESPN Friday. “He was always asking, ‘How’s mom doing? How is she feeling?’ We didn’t know up until the very end whether she was going to make it to the Super Bowl. She was a big inspiration for me, and [Kraft] knew it. It was a great surprise to all of us when the ring showed up. She deserves it.”
Brady's father, Tom Sr., previously told the Boston Globe that Galynn finished cancer treatments in April.
The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 to take Super Bowl 51, after climbing back from an incredible 25 point deficit. This past offseason, Brady's NFL peers named him the best player in the league, according to an NFL Network poll.