The Seahawks Give Us the Latest Inspirational ‘NFL Team Helping Sick Kids’ Story (Video)
Well, it’s looking like pretty much every NFL team is trying to get in on this “heartwarming feel-good story” trend we’ve been seeing lately.
Of course, it all started with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who made the day, week, month, year, and life of 7-year-old cancer patient Jack Hoffman back in April. But now NFL teams are trying to get some of that good press for themselves. First it was the Browns, who let a local 5-year-old cancer patient Ryan Encinas score a touchdown. Then it was the Panthers, who signed 8-year-old Jack Bolton, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, to a one-day head coaching contract.
Now it’s the Seattle Seahawks. They recently “signed” 12-year-old Kevin Lee, who suffers from a severe heart condition that has required four open-heart surgeries, to a whopping five-year honorary contract.
As I’ve said previously, it would be really easy to be cynical and write all this stuff off as shameless attempts to drum up good publicity—except for the fact that it makes the kids involved and their families so incredibly happy, which is pretty awesome.
Take a look at Lee’s story:
Well done, Seahawks and ESPN. Well done.