Brittany Crosby, Sister in Law of Packers Kicker Mason Crosby, Passes Away at Age 30 From Cancer

Brittany Crosby with husband Rees, brother of Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby
Brittany Crosby with husband Rees, brother of Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby / @_brittany_crosby_ via Instagram

The Green Bay Packers family has lost one of their own far, far too soon. Brittany Crosby, wife to Rees and sister-in-law to Green Bay Packers kicker Mason, has died of cancer at the age of 30.

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This is a woman that makes everyone around her better. She is a fiercely loyal friend, an unbelievably talented writer, loving wife, daughter, sister, and is truly the best person I know. • Brittany passed away November 29 around 4am. She lived more in 30 years than most of us do with 100. Britt climbed mountains, traveled the country, found friends all around the world, went all in on life and got busy living each and every day. Everyone that came into contact with Brittany became a better person. Britt lit up our lives each and every time we had the pleasure of being with her. She had a light that could not be put out. • Brittany Ann Crosby was born on August 29, 1989. A blonde spark plug that could ride a dirt bike better than the boys or take home first place in her dance contests. Whatever she did, she thrived. Britt didn’t do things to be in the spotlight, she was way too shy for that, but she rather saw opportunities to show God that she is going to take every moment seriously and go in 100%. • Britt was a talented writer. Beauty flowed out of her words with such little effort that I struggle to put anything together that will do her story justice. She had a phrase that pushed her forward, “Live Life on Purpose”. It can mean different things to each person but to her it meant starting every day with a dance party and laughing so hard she cried at least once a week. It means getting out of your comfort zone, feeling the fear but doing it anyways. She also wanted everyone she came into contact with to know that it doesn’t matter if your glass is half full or half empty. The important point is that it’s refillable, so fill that glass up and get to livin!

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Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 27, Rees, Mason, and the whole Packers family rallied around Brittany and lifted her up. Over the course of over 20 separate chemotherapy treatments, a relentless, defiant motto emerged:

Punch cancer in the face.

With her ovarian cancer in stage 3-C, Brittany and Rees resolved to travel the world and create more memories over the course of their time together than most couples could ever dream of.

As she was known to say from the best of times to the worst, "Live Life on Purpose."

The weight of grief cannot be overstated -- but neither can the impact that the bravest and strongest among us can have on our lives. For that, Brittany Crosby's spark will never be forgotten.

Our thoughts are with Rees, Mason, and their family at this most difficult of times.