While everyone is on pins and needles anticipating the new season, and everyone is pretty excited for the possibility this will be the greatest team in franchise history, sadly, I feel I must bring attention to the untimely passing of a Seahawks
fan this week. A family that I was acquainted with through church had their 26 year old son killed in work accident in Texas. Chris Breed was a helicopter lineman, who works on high voltage transmission lines; anyone familiar with this line of work knows that it a dangerous occupation. Last Monday he was working on a tower while suspended from a helicopter when the pilot erred, catching his safety harness in the power line severing his harness and sending him and a co-worker 200 feet to the ground. He was only 26.
I was never close with him or his family, though I can vouch that they are people of the highest integrity and as a fellow father, pained to see such good people go through this. Please understane I am not trying to insinuate myself into this, but rather fulfill the last wish from Chris and his family, which directly involves the Seahawks.
Both Chris and his father Jeff are huge Seahawk fans. In fact, the first thing that his father posted on Facebook after hearing the news was a picture of him and his son at what looked like last years Patriots
game at the CLink. While many of us use sports as nice escape from reality, it can also take on great importance in allowing us to commune and bond with others, such as fathers and sons. It has made quite the impression on me that in the moment of finding out that his son had passed he felt that that picture was worthy of expressing his bond with his son.
So here is where we come in. In lieu of flowers, or cards or anything like that, Chris' memorial will be a fund that is set up to enable young kids who do not have the opportunity to go to a Seahawk game in person. As fellow 12's, if you have a few bucks to spare, this looks like a fantastic way to honor Chris' memory.
I am including the link to his obituary to hopefully show that this is legit, as unfortunately I realize that in this age of internet scamming, skepticism and due diligence is required.