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Favre wears towel to honor sick child

A fan reacts after getting to his seat before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Minneapolis. The game is being played at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium because of damage to the Metrodome roof. A fan reacts after getting to his seat before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Minneapolis. The game is being played at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium because of damage to the Metrodome roof. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
December 21, 2010

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MINNEAPOLIS—Brett Favre had some inspiration during his surprise return to the field on Monday night.

Favre wore a towel during the game with a backwards No. 4 on it in honor of a 5-year-old Milwaukee boy with a terminal brain tumor. Favre and his wife Deanna flew to visit him on Friday.

Favre says the boy, whose first name is Anderson, writes his fours backward because of the tumor at the base of his brain. Deanna sent the towel down to Favre before the game and he wore it during the 40-14 loss to the Bears.

Favre wasn't supposed to play in the game. But he shrugged off a sprained right shoulder and started.

He finished 5 of 7 for 63 yards with a touchdown and an interception before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.

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