25 Heart-Warming Photos of Russell Wilson in the Community

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25 Photos That Express Russell Wilson's Heart for His Community

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Every young child has a dream. Whether it is to grow up and become a lawyer, doctor, police officer, artist, musician, teacher or simply change the world however they can. I can tell you one thing for sure about every kid out there: They certainly do not dream of suffering from a life-threatening illness. They do not dream of suddenly needing a open heart surgery at the age of eight. They do not dream of undergoing brain surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

This past Sunday, we found out who will be playing for Super Bowl XLVIII. Both the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will face off in a highly anticipated game for the chance to bring home the ultimate prize – the Lombardi Trophy. While this coveted trophy is the end-all, be-all goal to some athletes, there is at least one particular quarterback who believes there are much more important things in life than winning a ring.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, in only his second year, will play for it all on February 2nd, 2014. What’s so different about Wilson from other athletes? He doesn’t like to use the word “I” in press conferences or interviews. He loves using the word “we” in reference to his teammates. Wilson is as humble and selfless as they come in the NFL, and the following slideshow may open up your eyes a bit more to his true passion in life, and that is to change lives.

For those of you who may not follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram – or maybe you don’t use social media too often – I have compiled a list of some powerful photos with Wilson and several young kids he’s visited at the Seattle Children’s hospital over the last two years. Wilson has made it a point to go each week, with his wife Ashton, to the hospital and spend time with kids who were facing some tough times and offer not only his love, but also brings them gifts and Seahawks gear to each one.

Some of these kids had been battling cancer. Others may have barely made it out of birth, and Wilson was simply checking in on the mother and baby to offer his prayer and encouragement. Some of these kids have even been through a heart transplant that saved their life. Whatever it may be, the circumstances were grim for many of them, and Wilson’s love helped to get them and their families through.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman or add him to your network on Google.

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This young boy was sure happy to see his favorite quarterback.

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To a kid, sometimes presents make almost everything better. Now, presents from Russell Wilson? That officially makes it all better.

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Getting a surprise visit from Wilson made this youngster's day.

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A teddy bear and a professional quarterback by her side -- what more could a girl want?

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Wilson with a boy named Antonio at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Julian was ready to step out on that field and play!

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Little Peyton was born to be a Seahawks fan.

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Wilson and Max spending some time together.

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Wilson with a boy named Gabe and his mother.

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Josh, like many of these kids, seemed in awe of his experience with Wilson

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Kyler was a huge Batman fan and Wilson loved it.

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Wilson hanging out with Ryan at the Children’s Hospital.

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Wilson with a beautiful baby girl Addison.

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Allison, a girl who was able to find a new heart, was thrilled to see Wilson during her recovery.

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Wilson called this young girl, Maddison, an “angel.”

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Katie is three years old. Wilson made sure she knew that three was the best number of all!

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Fiona was called “gorgeous” by Wilson on this day. That’s quite a compliment from an NFL superstar.

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Wilson found out Liam was a runner and said that he would have to race him soon!

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Wilson hanging out with Carson at the hospital.

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Wilson said that these two newborn twins inspired him.

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This young girl Abi and her family were encouraged by Wilson to keep fighting.

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Wilson offering prayers to Joe following his heart transplant.

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Wilson spreading some holiday cheer with Juliana

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Wilson spending time with Niles, who he calls a very strong boy.

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Howie received a private reading session with Wilson.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanmheckman or add him to your network on Google.


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