Every Tuesday, Russell Wilson, the Seahawk’s star quarterback, stops by Seattle Children’s Hospital to lift the spirits of patients and families. In honor of Wilson’s weekly visits, Seattle Children’s made every Tuesday Blue Tuesday at the hospital. It’s the brightest and bluest day of the week at Seattle Children’s.
Today, as Wilson and the Seahawks prepare for Sunday’s big game, patients and families at Seattle Children’s wanted to continue the Blue Tuesday tradition with a few words of encouragement. Wilson has been such an inspiration to patients and families at Seattle Children’s, they wanted to give a little inspiration of their own in return. From some of Seattle’s loudest and proudest fans, “Go Hawks!”
Patients cheer on Russell and the Seahawks
“Since we couldn’t make it to New York to cheer you on, we will be cheering as loud as possible from home. Allow yourself to be great on Sunday, Russell. Good luck and go Hawks,” said Dave, Kristina, Franklin and Harrison Quick, one of the many families Russell visited while at Seattle Children’s.
“I would first like to congratulate both Russell and the Seahawks on the enormity of their well earned success this year. It’s more than hype – it’s providence. This is our year,” said Chris Sayers. “Russell, thank you hardly seems fitting anymore, for all you’ve done for Abi and all of the kids and families at Seattle Children’s. We love you.”
“Russell, since the first day we saw you at training camp last year, we knew you were someone very special. Not just on the football field, but off. We are so happy and excited that you are apart of the Seahawks and the 12th man,” said Deborah Mendoza. “I really hope you win this Sunday. The entire team deserves it, and the loving and dedicated fans of Seattle. You are family now.”
Win or lose Sunday’s game, Russell is a hero at Seattle Children’s. He brightens the days of the sickest kids at the hospital, and gives patients and families hope.
Seattle Children’s is proud to be a part of the 12th man!
See these families and others who have met Russell in the video below.