Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Behind every man, there is usually a strong woman, in this case a very strong women. Deanna is an American activist and the wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she became an activist in the fight against the disease and started the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation to raise money and awareness for women around the country. Deanna moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin to live with Favre in 1995. Their relationship was strained during this time, which may have been related to Favre's newfound fame as an NFL quarterback and his addiction to Vicodin. Deanna said that Favre often ignored her and Brittany, and she described him as "loud, rough, and often hateful."Deanna said she considered leaving Favre but worried that his addiction might become worse if she left. Favre, with Deanna at his side, publicly announced his addiction on May 14, 1996. Following his recovery, he credited Deanna as the reason he overcame the addiction.