Dream Trip Leads to Meeting With Favre…

It’s not just a life-long love of the Green Bay Packers that made Doug Heiskell a Brett Favre fan.

Favre’s gunslinger mentality and grit had a hand in winning over the 53-year old Parsons man.

“One thing I really admire about him is that he’s like me; he’s a fighter,” Heiskell said over the phone.

Heiskell, seven months into a battle with pancreatic cancer, was calling Saturday night from Minneapolis, where earlier in the day he watched the Vikings practice and then spent about 10 minutes talking to the 41-year old quarterback. On Monday he’ll watch the Vikings take on the New York Giants from lower-level seats at Mall of America Field.

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