Reaches out to family: Peyton Manning Logan Brown

Published: June 26, 2015

Reaches out to family: Peyton Manning Logan Brown, In the end, it isn’t about the records or the rings, it’s the little things that count. In March, 15-year-old Logan Brown, a huge Peyton Manning fan from his days in Indianapolis to his time in Denver, was killed when the car he was riding in was hit head-on by a vehicle being driven by a man with a blood alcohol content four times the legal limit.

Gayle Ricketts, Logan’s grandmother, wrote Manning for no other reason than to “let Peyton know this young man idolized him and what he meant in his life,” she told 14News.

This week, on what would have been Logan’s 16th birthday, a package arrived, unannounced. It was a signed picture of Manning, with the inscription “In Memory of Logan Allen Brown,” and a personal letter written to the family.

Ricketts has no doubt what her grandson would think about the gesture.

“I know Logan is up there looking down,” she said. “He’s smiling. I think he will be happy.”

Logan’s father, Charles, says it’s inspirational.

“To take the time to send something back to a situation in Evansville, Indiana that he probably doesn’t know anything about,” he said. “It’s important to see that [athletes] are humans and for these other kids to see you never forget where you come from.”

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