LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Just
in time for Mother's Day a former University of Louisville star quarterback
fulfilled a childhood promise.
When Teddy Bridgewater was
in third grade he promised his mother, Rose Murphy, he would buy her a pink Cadillac
Escalade when he made it to the pros.
Tuesday, with the NFL
draft approaching, Teddy fulfilled his promise to his mother and presented her
with a 2015 pink Escalade on her birthday in New York.
Murphy is a breast cancer
survivor and Bridgewater selected the pink shade for the vehicle to represent
"Pink is the color that
represents breast cancer awareness, so I just want to get her that big pink
Escalade truck and see that big smile on her face," he said.
Renowned director, Spike
Lee, recently worked with Bridgewater and Murphy to put together a short
film recounting their story.
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In Jackson County, twenty-three roads were closed by Saturday afternoon, including parts of US 250, 256 and 258.
Rising floodwaters all across WAVE Country are causing widespread problems. Others are finding creative ways to document what is projected to be a historic weather event in Louisville.
As of Thursday night, the Ohio River was in minor flood stage. It is forecast to crest in moderate flood stage.
The American Red Cross has opened eight shelters for those displaced by flooding and severe weather in WAVE Country.
Flood Watches and Warnings remain in effect throughout the weekend across WAVE Country.