Chicago Bears fan 'Mighty Miguel' of Elkhart names tumor after Aaron Rodgers 'so he can kill it'


By: Sarah Welliver

“The Packers suck.”

Not many friendships start with those three words, especially when they’re directed at a die-hard Green Bay fan. However, one did for Concord Junior High School teacher Peg Kelly and true-blue Chicago Bears devotee Miguel Reyes. Their friendship carried on through the rivalry and continued after Miguel was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year.

If anything, the rivalry strengthened their relationship.

“I said, ‘You need to name that tumor so we can kill it,’” Kelly said. “You know what he named it? Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers. What a stinker!”

Miguel, 14, refers to his former teacher as “Aunt Peg” because they’re so close that she’s like family.

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