Brady Makes Appeal for Kidney for His Former QB Coach

Brady hopes personal QB coach can get new kidney

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tom Brady hopes that Tom Martinez, his
personal quarterback coach, can soon find the kidney he needs for a

      Martinez lives in northern California and has been working with
Brady since the New England Patriots quarterback was about 13.
Brady has stayed in touch with Martinez and received guidance from
him throughout his NFL career.

      “He's been a great friend of mine for a long time,” Brady said
Thursday after the Patriots' first practice for the Super Bowl
against the New York Giants on Feb. 5. He said Martinez has been
seeking a kidney for some time.

      “A lot of people are looking for kidneys or some different type
of transplants, but he's very deserving,” Brady said. “He's a
great man.”

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