Finding perspective

Chicago Bears support Brian Urlacher as linebacker mourns loss of his mother

Updated: September 14, 2011, 7:04 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- When Brett Favre played in a "Monday Night Football" game the day after his father's unexpected death at age 58 in December of 2003, Favre was lauded for his courage and heart and leadership.

On Monday, Lavoyda Lenard, the mother of Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, died unexpectedly at 51, and though one would suspect Brian will play this Sunday in New Orleans, there was no word immediately whether he will be available.

"Right now, we're just there to support ...

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