Tom Brady's Super Bowl Comeback Proves There's No Inspiration Like Mom

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When Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to victory at last night's Super Bowl, the win was all the sweeter because his mom Galynn was in the crowd. For the past 18 months, the quarterback's mom has been quietly undergoing radiation and chemotherapy to treat an undisclosed type of cancer, according to the Washington Post. As a result, she hadn't been able to attend any of the Pats' games throughout the 2016-2017 season -- until last night's big one. 


Galynn made it out to watch her son play in Super Bowl LI, and her presence seemed to offer special motivation for her son. Prior to the big game's kickoff, Brady, who is now the most winningest quarterback of all time, told Westwood One radio station, "She's the one I want to win it for."

Brady and his mom have always been close. Just check out this sweet shot of them at the Super Bowl in 2012:


This year, Brady shared this photo of himself with his dad showering Galynn with love:

Sandwich kiss for Mom at Picture Day!!! Go Pats!!!!

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Maybe wanting to make his mom proud -- and knowing she was there in the crowd -- played a major part in helping Brady turn things around for the Pats toward the end of the game? Quite possible!

At his Super Bowl MVP press conference this morning, Brady acknowledged that his mom's battle has been a big deal. "She's been through a lot. Way harder than what I went through last night, what the team went through," he said, which is clearly a given. "All families go through challenging times personally. I'm just happy to be able to celebrate."

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His father, Tom Brady Sr., also weighed in on the conversation, noting how much it meant to him to hear his son dedicate the game to his mom. "It was just awesome," he told MMQB's Albert Breer. "He puts everything he can into every single game. But this one, I heard he just said, 'I'm winning this one for my mom.' That one jerks the tear ducts big-time ... She lives and dies with every one of her children, whether it's in a football game or anything else. And she was very thankful. Very thankful, yeah, just very thankful that this played out."

What a wonderful heartfelt moment. It's lovely to hear that this was about a lot more than just football for the Bradys. And to know just how grateful Brady was to have Galynn there, and how the family was able to share the victory with one another -- that's something we can all find worthy of applause, no matter which team you were rooting for last night.

It takes a team. And so much love. #NeverStopBelieving

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