Friday, 22 May 2009

Sharing the dream

Aaron Curry wanted to give something back to the community. He was living his dream of making it into the NFL and the Butkus Award winner wanted to share the experience.

He invited 12 year old Bryson Merriweather to New York. Bryon, 12, is a patient at St. Jude's Children's Research Hopsital in Memphis and was in the early stages of chemotherapy for leukemia.

The NFL network followed Curry and Bryson on their journey, all the way until the Seahawks made the linebacker their first round pick in 2009. Whilst in New York they took in a private tour of the Empire State Building, before moving on to the ESPN Zone. Eventually it was time for draft day, with Curry and Bryson waiting patiently for the big call.

It's a great insight into Curry's character and his day at the draft in general - well worth a look. If you want even more insight into what the linebacker has been up to recently, don't forget to check out his Facebook page, with regular updates and photos - plus your chance to send messages to Seattle's recent addition.

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