The Seattle Seahawks welcomed two specials guests to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Friday.
Trent Dick, 17, and Cameron Cox, 14, spent the afternoon with the Seahawks as part of a Make-A-Wish visit, with both young men being welcomed to the facility by staff members before observing Pete Carroll's "No Repeat Friday" practice indoors.
Having a football rivalry with his younger brother, Logan, Trent's wish was to visit Seattle and watch the Seahawks play in person. Trent, who was diagnosed with acute and chronic leukemia, traveled all the way from New Zealand with Logan and their mother, Tania, and arrived in Seattle on Wednesday night.
A die-hard Seahawks fan from Indiana, Cameron's goal was meet the Seahawks after being diagnosed with minicore myopathy, asthma. Cameron rocked an Action Green Russell Wilson jersey — one Wilson autographed himself — that now gets to hang in his "Seahawks room" at home, his mother, Paula, said.
"It was outstanding. A great time for the kids." Cameron's father, Brian, said of the festivities.
When practice concluded, a grand amount of Seahawks players huddled around Trent and Cameron, including safety Earl Thomas, defensive end Michael Bennett and linebacker K.J. Wright, to name a few. Those three, along with others, took photos, autographed footballs and interacted with family and guests on the field.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had another surprise for Trent and Cameron waiting in the team's locker room: a spot of their own. Between Wilson and rookie quarterback Trevone Bokyin's locker was a shared space for both with shirts and team items awaiting them. It was another moment for Trent and Cameron to be a part of the Seahawks, much like when players huddled around them after practice. "This is what the locker room looks like." Wilson said while walking the group out as some players were in the midst of a heated battle of ping pong.
And on Sunday, their experience with the Seahawks transitions to another field. Trent and Cameron — along with their families — will be in attendance when the Seahawks host the 49ers on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks hosted Make-A-Wish kids Trent and Cameron and their families on Friday at Virginia Mason Athletic Center before the team's Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers.