Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hasn’t seen the last of Ellie, the young patient at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma whom he visited last week after she reported having lost her beloved “Shermie” doll, according to a story in 'The Seattle Times'.
Sherman said that Ellie and her family will be guests of his at the Seattle-Houston game on Oct 29 at CenturyLink Field when he plans to deliver her a replacement for the doll — he gave her what the hospital said were “smiles and gifts for his number one fan” during a visit last week.
She was so attached to to her doll that even after all that, she said, "Ok, this is nice, do you have my doll?"
"I’m going to bring one to the game, don’t worry about it. I wanted to make sure you came to the game," he said.
Sherman said he heard about the girl losing her doll, which the hospital said had “helped her get through difficult and scary procedures,” when the hospital tweeted him about it. He reached out and wanted to meet her.
“She turned around and was like genuinely surprised, not that I was there, but that I existed,” he said.
Sherman said he took his two children with him on the visit. “She has a great spirit about her. I had a great time hanging with her. We’re going to bring her to the Houston game."
"I think she lifted my spirits more than I lifted hers. She was such a happy-go-lucky little girl, every time she turned around, she was glowing and smiling and laughing, and then her and my kids were having a good-old time. They didn’t have a care in the world,”
Sherman has made such visits before.
Read full story and watch video here: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawk-richard-sherman-on-mary-bridge-hospital-visit-i-think-she-lifted-my-spirits-more-than-i-lifted-hers