At least one Wis. family will be happy to see Favre back at Lambeau


If there's any family that manages to ignore the ridiculous Vikings/Packers rivalry and welcome Brett Favre back to Lambeau Field this weekend, we found them. It's good to know one Wisconsin (or Minnesota) family doesn't live and die based on football drama.

Anna Walentowski, 11, met Favre in 2004 through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She has a rare genetic disorder called Alexander disease.

"I like him," the Neenah girl said in the Appleton Post-Crescent. "He's my friend."

And her mom sums it up perfectly: It's a job and a game. Take a deep breath folks, seriously.

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Anna's loyalty to Favre has not diminished since they met in 2004 at a Packers' practice. They chatted, played catch and posed for pictures as part of a get-together that was arranged through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The experience meant the world to Anna.

"She really doesn't have a sense of that team rivalry," her mom Jennifer said. "She's not really phased by which team he is playing for."

"I'm a little sad about all the criticism," Jennifer said. "He has a great heart and he has done some really great things in his life. I feel blessed that we had a chance to meet him. I feel no anger toward him or a sense of being betrayed. It's a job and a game."