Tom Brady’s parents to attend Patriots’ season opener Thursday
The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium Thursday night to officially kick-off the 2017 NFL regular season. And for Tom Brady, beyond all the pomp and circumstance already associated with the Patriots unveiling their Super Bowl LI banner, two individuals who will be in attendance are sure to make for an even more special night:
His father, Tom Sr., and mother, Galynn.
Brady’s parents only made it to one game together last season as Galynn Brady battled cancer. Although it was a good one, as they saw their son lead a historic comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Brady’s father also saw his son play in one other game as well, a Nov. 20 tilt against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, which is nearby the Brady family home.
But this year, with Galynn’s health improving, things should be different and the Bradys hope to make it to more games, as is their custom, starting with Thursday’s home opener.
“We don’t want to miss the unveiling of the banner,” Tom Brady Sr. said of the couple’s plans. “Here we go again. Another exciting season.”
Tom Sr. added that Galynn is doing “pretty good” and has resumed a more active lifestyle, including playing tennis and golf.
“We’re pretty darn thankful,” he said.
Brady recently opened up about his mother’s cancer battle as well, calling it a “very challenging time for our family.” He also added that his mother, who surprised him at training camp, is doing “really well” and “on the road to recovery.”
It goes without saying that Brady will be grateful and happy that his parents are in Gillette Stadium on Thursday night. It will make a special evening that much more meaningful.