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Tweet link: Russell Wilson and his friend Allison

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm with 38 Comments »
October 1, 2013 3:44 pm

Sometimes the picture tells the story.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    What a blessing indeed!!!!

  2. Very cool indeed. You would never guess looking at that smile that he was running for his life 2 days ago.

  3. Southendzone says:

    If Watt hit him one more time, he might have been a donor himself.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I keep saying that Sweezy is a beast, meaning he has all the physical tools but is lacking mentally.

    JJ Watt is more then a beast. He is a Monster! He is a player of extraordinary magnitude!
    I wish we had him.

  5. Nice!!!!!

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    OK, I’m going to say this now.
    If we were to put all the NFL QBs in a draft pool today I would take Wilson or Luck first. Luck has almost everything Wilson has and has a size advantage.
    Wilson has (imo) a drive advantage.
    It’s like comparing Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Manning may be the better true passer but Brady has the bigger drive, or chip on his shoulder for being a later pick.

    Either way you can’t go wrong. Wilson and Luck are the only young guns I believe will come close to what Manning and Brady has done.

  7. Vegas56 says:

    Wow, that is just incredible. You just lose your cynicism entirely when you see that….thanks Russell, you do us all a favor with this.

  8. doubledink says:

    Vegas56, well said.

  9. WilliamPercival says:

    Keeps it all in perspective.

    Win Lose or Tie on the football field. The truth of it is that it doesn’t truly affect our lives by any if those outcomes.

    Russell is truly an amazing human being and rare role model in professional sports today. We are a blessed people. Go Hawks!

  10. RW is the man – in every sense of the word.

  11. princeaden says:

    Russell Wilson is every bit the role model an athlete or any person in the spotlight should be. We are blessed to have him. As far as Sweezy goes, he may still be learning but I believe he has the beast in him that will surface more completely as time goes on.

  12. montanamike2 says:

    There is no comparison between him and Kaepernic, he’s a true champion.

  13. Pilot, he could have been broken, beat, and scarred, and probably still sat there and smiled with her – that’s what he is, a class act who’s thankful for what he has earned, and what he has achieved – and has a drive to continue achieving more and more.

    Unfortunately – things he, among quite a few other athletes, do that are positive, are rapidly overshadowed by the media who love to spin DUI’s into something bigger than what they really are, just because the person is an athlete.

    RW is a class act.

  14. Very proud to have him representing Seattle. Truly an inspiration.

    On a straight football note, Seattle has allowed just eight punt return yards — least in the NFL.

  15. vichawkfan says:

    True men will run through walls for great men…..we got it all on this team.

  16. sluggo42 says:

    I wonder if somebody could set up a deal where we could buy seahawk wallets from her, she could start a nice little business that might help her out a little bit. Like $50-$100 for a wallet, and a donation combined…

  17. stantak says:

    Russell Wilson make everything look easy on and off the field. I’m impressed at how generous he is with his time.

  18. This picture shows why RW is such a great man- and why he is such a GREAT leader

  19. I wonder where Allison’s new heart came from? The only downer of this story is that someone had to die for Allison to live.

    We don’t take anything for granted. Getting a 2nd heart or getting a 2nd Superbowl shot.

    Go Hawks!

  20. trout_hound says:

    Russell is a class act, he walks the walk. Proud to have him lead my team.

  21. seahawkfan97 says:

    this is something I try to avoid talking about most of the time, but I decided to comment on this topic. in 1995 my little girl was hit by a car and was on life-support. She didn’t make it but at ohsu they came to us about organ donations…It didn’t take long to say yes and to this day, I have no regrets. This sort of story makes me cry but also makes me proud that my baby (5 yrs old) was able to help others. We received a few letters thanking us and telling us how Kayla had an impact. I was asked to get involved in promoting organ donations in the NW but to this day, cannot. So here is a small way to help promote the program. If you are a organ donor, kudos to you and if you aren’t, please think about it. Don’t leave anything unsaid at the end of the day and go hawks!! Russell Wilson is a special dude and as many of you said, we (Columbia gorge) and you up north are blessed to have him in the community and on the team….man what a second half last Sunday.
    galena, that little girls heart came from someone like me and you who suffered great tragedy but gave the gift of life!!!!

  22. @Seahawkfan97 … That hit me right in the feels. So sorry about your little girl (have three of my own) and that had to be devastating. But you handled it well. Thank you for the inspiration.

  23. ohiohawkfan says:

    Bless you Seahawkfan97

  24. mrtoad64 says:

    If they’d broken his leg on Sunday, he’d be sitting there with the same smile while she signed his cast.

  25. montanamike2 says:

    Very brave to talk about such a painful loss seahawkfan97, you’re a class act too.

  26. yankinta says:


  27. OUTSTANDING link Sandpoint…big thanks!!

    Go Sherm!


  28. HawkfaninMT says:

    Someone asked for a free agent list last thread:

    I know it is a fantasy website, but the information is still there. Anyhow…

    Cheers to the entire thought of organ donation. My family has had a member saved by a donor, and are all donors now. Pay it forward

  29. CDHawkFan says:

    I’m an organ donor, not sure why the majority of us would not be.

    BTW, how cool would it be if the NFL gave an additional pick in the draft to the team who’s fans raised the most money (or time) for a charity? I know it would be hard to track, larger markets would have an advantage, and could take away from a current charity focus, but it would seem to be good PR for the NFL and a way for the fans to become more involved in their teams future. I am sure someone out there could make it ‘fair’. Would teams, who have the same oppertunity really object to 1 team getting an additional, say 4th rounder?

  30. From Condotta:

    Seahawks general manager John Schneider was a guest on CBSSportsRadio today, and while there were no huge revelations, there were a few interesting tidbits:

    — Schenider did the interview while driving through Indiana, having been at Notre Dame earlier in the day;

    — Asked about Percy Harvin, Schneider said they will “evaluate” Harvin once he is eligible to come off the PUP list following the Tennessee game on Oct. 13. Schneider said reiterated what Pete Carroll said last week, that Harvin has been rehabbing both in Seattle and in New York with the doctors who did the surgery. He said they will be careful not to rush Harvin back, saying everybody will do the right thing. … just want to make sure he is completely right before we expose him to anything that would make him any worse.”;

    — Asked about the return of DE/OLB Bruce Irvin this week, he noted that Irvin spent his time on suspension working out at West Virginia, where he played in college, and that “he is really excited” to be back;

    — Asked about Seattle’s emphasis on turnovers and its ability to keep winning the turnover battle, Schneider said he used to believe that there used to be “ebbs and flows” in getting turnovers. But he said he has become a little more of a believer that teams can do things to consistently win the turnover battle after seeing the success Seattle has had in that area under Pete Carroll. “Every meeting, it’s all about the ball, about protecting the ball and doing whatever you can to rip the ball away. … it’s definitely someting that is really preached in our building and the guys really take a lot of pride in it.”

  31. It amazes me that Tate doesn’t fumble. Every time I see him fight for extra yards l worry about that. But he protects well.

  32. jawpeace says:

    Seahawkfan97 I got teary eyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing and sharing the best gift of all the life of your little girl so someone else could live or have better lives.

    Russell is a man of great character. I saw something that many probably missed the last Hawk home game. When the team was exiting the tunnel for the start of the game. Russell started out the tunnel stopped went back in a bit and shook hands and said hi to some kid who looked like they were battling cancer. I mean here he is totally focused on the upcoming game and he sees the kid out of the corner of his eyes and stops and goes back. That was SPECIAL! I am sure that 20 seconds or so made that kids day. Most people would miss that opportunity. I am really torn on who’s jersey I will get next. RW or Wagner. I love all that RW is showing off and on the field. However Wagner is my last name and it would be cool to get a jersey with my name on it.

  33. Seahawkfan97–I have no words. I am an organ donor, have been since I first got my drivers license. Your post reminds me why. Thank you for sharing your story, and I wish you a long life and much blessings. What happened to you and your family should never happen to anyone.

    “The only real tragedy in life is young people passing on before their time”.

  34. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Seahawkfan97, I can’t say it any better then STTBM. Thanks for sharing.

  35. seahawkfan97 says:

    thanks for the comments…go hawks

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