Favre's Make A Wish Girl "Sad" He's Leaving
The Favre Foundation is known for donating millions to charity.
That, along with Brett’s friendship, is something one little girl will never forget.
TODAY’S TMJ4’s Courtny Gerrish talked with Anna Walentowski about her memorable Make A Wish.
Courtny Gerrish: "Tell me about Brett Favre. Was he tall?"
“Yeah,” Anna Walentowski said.
Anna Walentowski first met Brett Favre in 2004.
Courtny Gerrish: "She just charmed him.”
"She did,” Anna’s mom said.
Anna’s first question for Number Four was about his health.
"Is your thumb better?" Anna Walentowski said.
That from a little girl with a rare brain disorder that affects all her body's functions. There is no cure.
When she was six, Anna's Make A Wish was to meet Brett Favre.
They tossed a football around and Anna got her very own jersey.
"Lots of hugs. At least five hugs I think,” Anna’s mom said.
Their second meeting was last December.
“He had a hat on,” Anna Walentowski said.
Anna gave Favre a national Make A Wish recognition award that lead to a touching moment when Favre said a few words and then broke down.
Anna was right there with a reassuring hug.
"My hope is that all these kids can do better. I’m just so happy to see her standing here beside me,” Brett Favre said.
Anna is not supposed to be getting better, but she is, and now like everyone else, Anna is getting used to the idea of Favre retiring.
Courtny Gerrish: "How do you feel about that?"
"Sad,” Anna Walentowski said.
"I think it will actually sink in when watching the Packers and she's like ‘wait a minute where is he?’” Anna’s mom said.