This is a rush transcript from " On the Record ," September 25, This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. We were lucky to be there to watch him tie the record for the most touchdown passes ever. After the game we spoke with Brett's biggest hero, his wife Deanna. She fought a courageous and triumphant battle with breast cancer.
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Although Favre is self-described as very shy, she overcame her shyness to reach out and tell her story. Now she is cancer-free and has become a leading activist, speaking and raising funds for financially disadvantaged women with cancer through the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation. Favre's memoir, "Don't Bet Against Me! This survivor story is one of healing, love and hope, inspiring people across the country to beat the odds. After my mammogram—my first—the radiologist came in with my films and said I'd been cleared to go to ultrasound. By using ultrasound, they would be able to see exactly what they were doing as they tried to aspirate the lump.
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It's said that behind every great man is a great woman. She has stuck by him when most women might have sacked their marriage long ago. While football fans watched her husband rise to legendary status with the Green Bay Packers, Brett's playing style mirrored life at home for the Favres. As a quarterback, Brett was the proverbial "gunslinger," making throws in high-risk situations that others would let pass.
Most consecutive games played by a quarterback. Most touchdown passes thrown. She spent four months undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.