If you watched the Green Bay Packers game on Sunday (Dec. 1,) chances are you didn’t even know what placekicker Mason Crosby was going through personally. But now we do.
And the details are nothing short of heartbreaking.
On Friday (Nov. 29,) Crosby’s sister-in-law Brittany passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 30 years old. Immediately, Crosby headed home to Texas to be with his brother and his family as they mourned Brittany’s death.
But by Sunday (Dec. 1,) he was back on the field, playing a pivotal part in the team’s victory over the New York Giants.
“It’s been a tough couple days as a family,” Crosby said in an interview after the game. “Praying and everyone just keep Brittany my sister in law’s family on her side in your prayers. My brother and our family, it’s not anything you ever want to go through. She fought until the end. I definitely have a heavy heart right now.”
“We wrapped our arms around him and supported him,” teammate Aaron Rodgers also said after the game. “He’s been through a lot this year. I mean, he really has. He is a great friend and a great locker room presence for us.”
Mason took to Twitter to remember his sister in law saying, “Brittany’s life inspired us all. She never let cancer define what her life would look like,” he wrote. “She lived this life on purpose and uplifted. I know she is climbing the highest mountains in heaven. The love Brittany and my bro @recrosby33 share is eternal.”
If that wasn’t enough, Crosby’s wife Molly underwent surgery earlier this year to remove a cancerous tumor in her lung.
We send our condolences to the Crosby family at this incredibly difficult time.
Brittany’s life inspired us all. She never let cancer define what her life would look like. She lived this life on purpose and uplifted. I know she is climbing the highest mountains in heaven. The love Brittany and my bro @recrosby33 share is eternal. pic.twitter.com/OQ6LMGSYcm
— Mason Crosby (@crosbykicks2) November 30, 2019