Dilfer has been a Christian for a long time and he says that helped his family survive the loss of a son.
5-year-old Trevin Dilfer died five years ago from heart disease. That's why the quarterback says he tells people to realize how important every moment is.
"Embrace life. Its difficulties, its great times and really live in the moment. I think that's something our family's learned is to appreciate the great times and work through and grow through the hard times."
Dilfer says his son had professed his faith in Jesus just six months before he came down with the heart infection that killed him.