Deanna Favre says Catholic faith helped her fight cancer

WIFE OF GREEN BAY QUARTERBACK PICTURED DURING GAME IN WISCONSINFans of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre relish counting the number of NFL records their hero owns. But Favre’s wife Deanna, a breast cancer survivor, finds comfort in counting her blessings.

The football star’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She spent four months undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The following year, after her last radiation treatment, Deanna was declared cancer-free. She says the life-changing experience brought her closer to her husband and her Catholic faith.

“I just feel like, with faith, it helps me see the good in everything,” Deanna said in a telephone interview with The Compass, diocesan newspaper of Green Bay.

The Favres are members of St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay during football season and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Hattiesburg, Miss., during the off-season. Brett and Deanna both grew up in Kiln, Miss.

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