Ailynn Arredondo Avila’s final wish before dying from Lymphoblastic Leukemia was to ask Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson to be her godfather.
According to KOMO News, Avila talked with Wilson Tuesday during Wilson’s traditional visit to the Seattle Washington Children’s Hospital, and he graciously accepted her offer. Wilson shared a picture of their encounter on Instagram.
She passed away less than 24 hours after Wilson’s visit. Wilson and his girlfriend Ciara both expressed their condolences over Ailynn’s death via Instagram. (RELATED: Georgia Linebacker Proposes To His Girlfriend At The Game)
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to my goddaughter, Ailynn, and her family, as she is now with our Heavenly Father. I know you’ll be swinging your 12 flag over Centurylink this Sunday sweetie. A photo posted by Russell Wilson (@dangerusswilson) on
Ailynn… The First Time @DangeRussWilson and I Met You At @SeattleChildrens, Our Hearts Lit Up!.. I Said, Look At That Little Supermodel! ☺️…You Had Your Cute Little Outfit On, And Your Big Bright Beautiful Smile Was Shining!! Your Light Shined So Bright, It Was As As If You Turned The Hospital Floor Into A Catwalk… Right Now, I Shed Tears… Some Sad, But Mostly Tears Of Joy… One Knowing That I Was Able To Meet One Of The Coolest and Toughest Girls To Walk The Earth! I Can Also Be At Peace Knowing Heaven Is Welcoming One Of The Sweetest Angels and You Won’t Have To Suffer Anymore. You Will Truly Be Missed. Praying For Your Beautiful Sweet Family As Well. #RIPAilynn Love Ciara
Before Wilson was a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Seahawks, he became well known for visiting the Seattle Children’s Hospital every Tuesday, and he has not slowed down his appearances after his meteoric rise to fame in the NFL.