I also heard from legendary tight end and coach Mike Ditka, a man who doesn’t respond to a lot of fan mail. Ditka redefined the tight end position as a player, being the first to receive catches. Before Ditka, the tight end position was solely another blocking position. Ditka went on to be the head coach of arguably the greatest NFL team of all time, the 1985 Chicago Bears.
Ditka offered his prayers, and his hopes for a complete recovery. Thank you so much, Iron Mike!!! Flattered and honored to receive a response!
I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...
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