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Kids meet Russell Wilson at Seahawks Make-A-Wish days

Savanna Acosta, 3, of Lakewood, poses with her favorite player, Seahawks Russell Wilson, during a visit to team headquarters in Renton last week. Acosta, who has multiple immune deficiencies, was among a group of nine children who visited Seahawks during a three-day Make-A-Wish event.
Savanna Acosta, 3, of Lakewood, poses with her favorite player, Seahawks Russell Wilson, during a visit to team headquarters in Renton last week. Acosta, who has multiple immune deficiencies, was among a group of nine children who visited Seahawks during a three-day Make-A-Wish event. Courtesy

Kids from across the country with critical or life-threatening illnesses got star treatment when they visited the Seattle Seahawks last week.

Some young Pierce County fans were part of the three-day Make-A-Wish event, which the Seahawks said brought nine kids to CenturyLink Field, Q13 reported.

The station’s footage featured “3-year-old Savanna Acosta from Lakewood and 4-year-old Jack from Puyallup.”

It shows the children holding hands with Seahawks mascot Blitz, and taking turns running through the tunnel onto the field when their names were announced.

Cornerback Richard Sherman signed Acosta’s jersey, and she also got to meet her favorite player: quarterback Russell Wilson.

Acosta’s mother told Q13 that Wilson is the toddler’s favorite, because he visited her in the hospital (she has multiple immune deficiencies).

He brought her tennis shoes and signed her jerseys, which left an impression, Mom said.

During their meeting at the Make-A-Wish event, Wilson smiled as he gave Acosta a hug, and she buried her face in his shoulder.

Wilson got a high-five from Jack Bauslaugh, who Q13 reported has a condition called tracheobronchomalacia, which makes it difficult to speak.

His father told the station the boy saw Wilson get hurt last year and immediately said in sign language: “We’re the same. He plays hurt.”

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell

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