The Seahawks may be gearing up for their next preseason game against Dallas, but they still wanted to make time for two special guests at their practice this week.
13-year-old Jesse Bailey from Spanaway was at Seattle Children’s Hospital last year, but he got a special a visit from Russell Wilson that helped inspire the young Seahawks fan who was battling Germinoma, a type of brain tumor.
Following Tuesday’s practice, Bailey reunited with Wilson as part of a Make-A-Wish visit along with 18-year-old Steven Snider is also a diehard Hawks fan from Yakima who has fought cerebral palsy and seizure according to the Seahawks official website.
Jesse called the day “pretty awesome” after getting to meet several of the players and Coach Pete Carroll.
Steven also soaked in every moment with the players and coaches, and even impressed Will Tukuafu with his strength—“Whoa, take it easy man,” the 280-pound fullback said after shaking Steven’s hand.
Steven also handed out bracelets to players that read “Steven Rocks” on one side and “12th Man” on the other.
Steven’s mother, Stephanie Snider said “From a mama’s heart, it’s probably the best thing in the world to watch because of how Steven just absolutely loves the Seahawks. He eats, breathes and sleeps Seahawks, so this is just an amazing experience for him. So to watch that, my heart is very full and I just feel very blessed. To just watch his dreams come true in front of us, it doesn’t get any better.”