Ditka helping Perry in dire times
Fridge recovering from grave illness with help from Gridiron Greats
The famous image unites them forever. William Perry helping to carry Mike Ditka off the Superdome field following the Bears' Super Bowl XX victory reflects the happiest of times.
The last time the two saw each other reflected the saddest.
"I asked him a question the last time I saw him [during an autograph show in Chicago in late February]," Ditka said during a recent phone interview. "I don't know if he even understood me, but I asked, 'Do you want to fight this? Do you want to live?'
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