MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brett Favre had some inspiration during his surprise return to the field on Monday night.

Favre wore a towel during the game with a backwards No. 4 on it in honor of a 5-year-old Milwaukee boy with a terminal brain tumor. Favre and his wife Deanna flew to visit him on Friday.

Favre says the boy, whose first name is Anderson, writes his fours backward because of the tumor at the base of his brain. Deanna sent the towel down to Favre before the game and he wore it during the 40-14 loss to the Bears.

Favre wasn’t supposed to play in the game. But he shrugged off a sprained right shoulder and started.

He finished 5 of 7 for 63 yards with a touchdown and an interception before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.

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Comments (6)
  1. Bill says:

    Yeah Ron! My son had a brain tumor when he was 9 months old and he is a healthy 7 year old now so I take cancer to heart you spineless S.O.B.

  2. Jim says:

    Ron you are a self centered cold person who probably has no family and definitley no children to make such a comment. Football pales when it comes to a terminally ill child – esp when it is one of yours. As a father, who cares about a football game when you child is about to leave you. No matter how I feel about favre, I respect him and his wife greatly for taking the time to make this little boys wish come true before he passes. Thanks Brett

  3. Jamie says:

    Right On Hockeydad! =)

  4. Bob says:

    Life is about living and honoring mankind. Wether you llike Favre or not, he’s got some guts and a positive caring attitude. Hey Ron… you can’t take a super bowl ring with you when you kick the bucket!! In your case it might melt down anyway….if you could…

  5. Paul says:

    Good story……….wonder why stuff like this doesn’t make the front page???

  6. Jan says:

    This is nice too know. We don’t seem to hear about these good things done by famous people. iIt was a nice gesture on Brett & his wife’s part I think. Thanks for posting this on here. I must have missed it on the news that day. Jan

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