On Wednesday morning, Myra Kraft, wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, passed away after a battle with cancer. I can't say that I knew a lot about Mrs. Kraft before news of her passing hit but some quick research, and statements from a number of NFL folks, showed that she was among the legendary philanthropists in not only the New England area, but the entire country.
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has been spending more time with Robert Kraft lately as the two were in negotiations with the rest of the owners and players for a new labor agreement the last few months. Kraft went back and forth between the negotiations and the hospital with his wife. What a sad situation for, by all accounts, one of the good guys in this world.
Hunt issued a statement Thursday morning on the passing of Myra Kraft.
"My family and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Myra Kraft, and our thoughts and prayers are with Robert, Jonathan and the entire Kraft family in this difficult time. Myra's generous spirit and passion for helping others inspired all who knew her, and her legacy will continue to thrive through the work of her family and the countless lives she so positively impacted."
The only positive part of this is that it gives us a chance to recognize all the contributions she made to the world.