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Tuesday Round-Up: Shaquem Griffin Surprises 10-Year-Old With Pair Of Running Prosthetics


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today – Tuesday, May 7 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Life Without Limitations

Seahawks players had the weekend off outside the walls of the Virginia Mason Athletic Center while the rookies battled it out on the shores of Lake Washington for rookie minicamp.

Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin spent his time down in Oregon, doing more than just attending the Blazers quadruple overtime game. On Saturday morning, Griffin made an appearance at an adaptive sports clinic at the Nike Global Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to present a pair of new running prosthetics to 10-year-old Izzy Turkington. Turkington, who is originally from Salem, Oregon, was born with quad congenital limb differences and has been using prosthetics since he was 9-months-old.

"These look awesome and I can't wait to run," said the young athlete as Griffin presented him with the prosthetics. "It feels really good to have these new legs. They help me run faster."

Becca Turkington, Izzy's mother, was extremely grateful for the donation. "I mean that was just—we are big sports fans in our family. We love the Seahawks and it just couldn't have been a more exciting surprise for us."

Griffin was able to surprise Turkington with the prosthetics through a partnership between Nike, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), and Ossur Prosthetic Solutions. Nike and CAF have been in partnership with each other for 25 years.

The Seahawks linebacker spoke to the crowd at the clinic, "You wake up in the morning—you have every choice to make. You got every decision to make and say, 'You know what? I'm going to attack this day. I will not let the day attack me.' So, get up, be positive, attack it, be great; because the only person that can stop you is you." Griffin has inspired many of adaptive athletes across the nation and continues to give back to his communities.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks wide receiver Gary Jennings, as he shares a photo via Instagram taken at a photoshoot that took place during Seahawks Rookie Minicamp.

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On the run 😄

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Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin stopped by an adaptive sports clinic at Nike World HQ to give a 10-year-old Oregon boy a pair of running prosthetics.

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