Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, September 12 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Sabareesh Meets The Seahawks
Fifteen-year-old Sabareesh Sundarraj, a Make-A-Wish kid from Herdon, Va., visited the Seattle-area last month as part of a larger Make-A-Wish experience with the Seahawks. Make-A-Wish children and their families were treated to a unique day at CenturyLink Field, where Make-A-Wish kids received a look inside the Seahawks locker room and became a player for a day with a customized locker, jersey, simulated team tunnel runout, and more. The stadium trip was followed by a visit to Virginia Mason Athletic Center to take in a Seahawks practice along the shores of Lake Washington and tickets to a preseason game were also included.
For Sundarraj, who was diagnosed with stage III Hodgkin lymphoma back in August 2016 and went through four cycles of chemotherapy treatment, meeting the Seahawks was important to him because the team helped him get through the toughest of times.
"What got me really through was my family, who were always there for me," he said. "My dog, who would always cuddle with me and that was a big part of the healing process, and Seahawks games, which I would watch when I was in the hospital every Sunday. That is what I was looking forward to and that's what really made me want to meet the Seahawks as well because that was what pushed me through the tough times."
A post-practice meet and greet and throwing session with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had Sundarraj in awe.
"When I actually met him and he was standing next to me with coach Carroll I was really dumbstruck and I was in shock that I was actually meeting them," he said. "It was really cool that I could make small talk with an NFL player and my personal idol. That was a really cool moment."
Sundarraj said the Seattle trip to meet the Seahawks left him "more motivated than I ever was" to make a difference.
"At this point I'm just like full grind mode on trying to become a doctor, find new drugs for cancer treatment that's not going to put patients in bed, or make them lose their hair," he said. "And hopefully, cure cancer in the future."
You can watch Sundarraj's full story in the video embedded above.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin:
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps what Pete Carroll had to say about the status of Doug Baldwin, K.J. Wright, and other injured Seahawks heading into Week 2.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares 10 things we learned from Carroll's Tuesday press conference, including a note that Chris Carson has taken the lead at running back.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com voices three things we're still trying to figure out about the Seahawks.
Stacy Rost at 710Sports.com reviews Seahawks rookie Tre Flowers' start at right cornerback.
The Athletic breaks down the film on Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly's NFL debut.
Robert Klemko at SI.com eyes the off-the-field impact of Seahawks rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson comes in at No. 10 on NFL.com's list of the league's Top 15 offensive players.
Throughout the past week, the Seahawks hosted Make-a-Wish kids and families for CenturyLink Field and VMAC experiences, training camp, and the first preseason game.