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Report: Tom Brady’s mentor Tom Martinez feeling better

06.26.11 at 12:18 pm ET

Good news from the West Coast, where Tom Brady’s mentor Tom Martinezwho was given a dire prognosis just a short time ago — now appears to be feeling considerably better. In Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle, Martinez tells writer Vittorio Tafur that he’s “feeling better” after helping finish up his 33rd annual quarterback camp.

“I’m optimistic after being almost completely certain that I was going to die,” Martinez said.

Martinez, who has struggled with complications due to diabetes in recent years, has moved from Stanford to UCLA to continue his treatment. They have adjusted his pacemaker and found a kidney donor with the proper blood type.

“Incredible, isn’t it?” Martinez said. “After my camp ends, I will go back down to UCLA for some internal tests, to see if I can handle surgery.”

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