This page was created in memory of an AWESOME, 11 year old young man known as Braxton Smith. His life was tragically cut short by a house fire, causing 3rd and 4th degree burns over 100% of his body. He died less than 24 hours later on January 19th, 2014.
He enjoyed watching Bruce Irvin because he was a West Virginia University alumni. He enjoyed watching Marshawn Lynch running people over for the TD. He enjoyed watching Richard Sherman locking down the best receiver from the opposing team. Now he will have to watch down from above and cheer his team on...and if the game is too close he just might have to do a little something to help the Seahawks get the win. We all know about the 12th man for the Seahawks...However on Superbowl sunday...they just might have a 13th.
Braxton had a big heart. He loved hard and would do anything to help someone out. Almost everyday after school he would stop by grandma's house to take out her trash or anything else that she may need. All he wanted was a bag of popcorn. "Grandma, can I have a bag of popcorn?". He loved playing football, basketball and running track...and this kid could fly. His stride was long and his legs would move so fast as he ran so freely. To know Braxton is to love Braxton.
He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. His classmates loved him. One of his classmates thought it would be great if the Seattle Seahawks could honor his friend in some way, on their big day at the Superbowl. He took it upon himself to reach out to Ellen because he thought that she could make it happen. That is the kind of impact that Braxton had on his loving friends.
Here is his friends letter to Ellen: