28 Jun Browns punter Andy Lee switching to No. 8 in honor of his daughter
by Jared Dubin CBS Sports
Ordinarily, this would not merit a story, but Lee is changing his number for a very specific reason. Back in January, Lee and his wife, Rachel, lost their daughter, Madelyn, due to post-birth complications just eight days after she was born.
Madelyn swallowed fluid while being delivered via C-section, after which she struggled to breathe and thus was given a breathing tube and was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A few days later, she contracted an infection. “From there,” Lee said, per the team’s official web site, “the infection just pretty much took over her body and she passed away.”