Dream until your dreams come true…well, NFL potentially #1 draft pick Teddy Bridgewater did just that. A week before Mother’s Day and days before Thursday’s NFL draft, Bridgewater fulfilled a promise he made to his mom when was only 8 years old. The former University of Louisville quarterback gave his mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, a pink Cadillac Escalade. When Bridgewater was in the third grade, he made a promise to his mom, “When I make it to the NFL, I’m going to buy you a pink Cadillac Escalade with pink rims. ”
More than a decade later, Bridgewater, now 21, recalled telling his mom, Rose Murphy, in a seven-minute documentary about the family, “A #Promise2Rose,” directed and produced by Spike Lee. Today, Bridgewater is prepared to make it big in the NFL as being ranked possible No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NFL draft. Bridgewater’s life story is so remarkable yet inspiring for others to keep their dreams alive.
A pink Cadillac Escalade with pink rims, ghetto? No, the Cadillac’s pink color had significant meaning for both Murphy and her son. Bridgewater started as a young peewee football player in Miami, Florida to potentially, NFL star, all while caring for his mother, who battled breast cancer. Murphy, a former school bus driver with Miami-Dade County public schools, worked hard raising Teddy and his three other siblings in some of Miami’s worst neighborhoods while battling breast cancer. Overcoming hardships and challenges, Murphy eventually beat cancer and lives to see her son dreams fulfilled making it to the NFL.