POINT PLEASANT — The man who led the Seattle Seahawks to their first Super Bowl victory took some time, prior to the big game, to send a video message of support to a local family who recently lost two children in a house fire.
On Tuesday, a video to the Smith family from Coach Pete Carroll began circulating around Facebook. Carroll sent the message prior to the big game with New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium in the background,
Carroll says in his video message: “Wanted to send a message to Bill Smith and his family. I know they’ve gone through a terrible tragedy with Braxton and Tiffany and Tre fighting for his life right now. I know Braxton was a great Seahawks fan and we want to let them know he’s coming with us to the Super Bowl. And we want to send all the love your way. I know as little Tre is fighting we wish him the very best and send our prayers your way. It’s so difficult but lets fight along with him (Tre), I’m sure he’s waging a great fight himself. The Seahawks are with you. We’re going to try and win the Super Bowl, hope you guys come with us. Bless you guys.”
Last week a Smith family spokesperson confirmed Carroll also made a personal phone call to Bill Smith to offer condolences and support.
For those who wish to send Tre get well cards or balloons, they can be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Kids, C/O William Smith, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229. Please no stuffed animals.
Braxton Smith, 11, and his sister Tiffany Grant, 26, died as a result of injuries sustained in the fire.