Robert Kraft made a bold move, and this time his donation surprised the toughest of all rivals.
Pat Bowlen’s wife Annabel Bowlen shared info on her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Pat also has Alzheimer’s, and it’s sad to see Annabel dealing with the same evil. Robert Kraft did the right thing.
Denver Broncos of Public and Community Relations Patrick Smyth made an announcement on the Patriots owner, noting that he “made a very generous and kind donation” to “Team Super Bowlen.” This gesture was in honor of the great family and the 2018 “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
We could see the big, bright ‘thank you’ in the tweet of the official Broncos Twitter account. “Thanks, Patriots, for the generous support. Great to see the NFL community stick together,” the tweet read.
The Pats rushed to respond. “Family. Faith. Football. Thinking of the Bowlen family,” they wrote.
Robert Kraft lost his wife Myra in 2011. She lost the battle with cancer, and Kraft understands that such diseases make live hard and sometimes even unbearable.
Annabel made a statement on her diagnosis, hoping to raise the general awareness of the disease.
“I decided to make my diagnosis public right away in the hope that it continues to raise awareness for those battling Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. With June also being Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, the timing was right for me to share this personal update with everyone,” Annabel noted.
“I feel that it is important for people to know that those in my situation do not need to completely withdraw from their daily activities. Based on my own experience with Pat, there will still be many joyous and rewarding moments for me as well as my family and friends. I intend to proceed in life with the same strength, courage and endurance that Pat has shown in his battle with this disease. Like Pat, I know there will be good days and bad days ahead. I’m grateful to have the support of my family and especially my children—Patrick, Johnny, Brittany, Annabel and Christianna,” she added.
Annabel hopes to become part of many Alzheimer’s events, adding that she’d love to cheer on the Broncos.