Two weeks ago we passed along word that Tom Martinez, the longtime personal quarterback coach and mentor to Tom Brady, had serious health problems and had been given a grave prognosis of just a month to live. But today we can pass along good news.
“I’m feeling better and I’m optimistic after being almost completely certain that I was going to die,” Martinez told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Martinez says he has been given new hope after seeking a second opinion, getting an adjustment to his pacemaker and being told he’s a candidate for a kidney transplant and, if a suitable donor can be found, a heart transplant.
“Incredible, isn’t it?” Martinez said. “After my camp ends, I will go back down to UCLA for some internal tests, to see if I can handle surgery. They might try to do a double transplant if everything works.”
With smart doctors and a generous organ donor, Martinez may still have plenty of quarterback mentoring left in him.