Jamal Adams may be the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks, but he’s already acting like he’s been there for years.
Adams tweeted on Monday that he’s dedicating his season to Bryce Wisdom, a high school football player and dedicated Seahawks fan who died on Sunday after a battle with kidney cancer. Wisdom, who lived in San Antonio, Texas, was 17.
May Bryce Rest In Peace! What a strong and amazing man! Thank you for the positive impact you left on me and the rest of the world! Bryce was a huge Seahawk fan. I will be playing for you this season! #LiveLikeBryce #BryceStrong https://t.co/YStTLsbiGO
— Jamal Adams (@Prez) July 27, 2020
Wisdom’s heroic fight against kidney cancer started with his diagnosis during his sophomore year. He went into remission in August of 2019 following treatment, but the cancer returned just three weeks later. He missed most of his junior year due to the disease, but his presence and relentless positivity were always felt. His football team at Judson High School carried a “Bryce Strong” shirt onto the field before every game, and those shirts could often be seen all over the high school.
In April, the family discovered that Wisdom’s cancer had spread. But a week later, he was smiling and waving at friends, neighbors, classmates, and supporters who drove by his house to wish him a happy 17th birthday.
Wisdom was rushed to the hospital on Friday with a collapsed lung. His mother, Diana, gave constant updates on his condition on social media, writing that Bryce told her “Mom I won” shortly before he died on Sunday night.
Bryce took his last breath at 11:39pm. He fought til the very end. Thank you for all the prayers and loving my Bryce. This earlier today. He gave us on last smile🎗 pic.twitter.com/GqGoI3Dkh1
— Diana Wisdom (@dianawisdom) July 27, 2020
Bryce’s fight inspired many others
Wisdom’s death has affected his community, just as it touched Jamal Adams. Many of Bryce’s family, friends, and classmates tweeted about his passing using the hashtag #BryceStrong, a reminder of how many people he inspired during his short time on Earth.
Bryce always believed in me, even when nobody else did... y’all know what I owe him.. I love you forever. Rest In Paradise and watch over us all! #BryceStrong 🧡
— Rashad Wisdom Ⓜ️ (@RashadWisdom) July 27, 2020
To my young warrior my young king. Mr Bryce Wisdom aka BNice aka Mr Drip. RIH my young king. You will be missed but never forgotten. Like I’ve always said I thank the lord for letting me raise you and thank him for you raising me!! #BryceStrong
— Richard Wisdom (@RWisdom12) July 27, 2020
— Darius Hughes (@shelovesdhughes) July 27, 2020
A true angel on Earth. He was a sweet soul with a pure heart. It’s amazing to see the impact he made on his community and the entire country. He is so loved and his memory will stay alive in our hearts infinitely #BryceStrong Forever 👼🏽🧡 pic.twitter.com/Kq0QnFax5Q
— mellaaa 🤍 (@justjamella_) July 27, 2020
— Stacey Adams (@staceyxadams4) July 27, 2020
Bryce lit up our lives with his smile, positive outlook, immense fortitude and love for his family and the Roadrunners. We were so happy to give him a letter of early acceptance to UTSA. Peggy and I are thankful to have gotten to know this amazing young man. #BryceStrong https://t.co/8b9tepnJEY pic.twitter.com/e1P1bM44ip
— Taylor Eighmy (@PresidentEighmy) July 27, 2020
“Mom I Won”
This kid won in more ways than anyone of us could dream of in 17 years. He inspired so many. Despite the many lows, he smiled through it all. We lost a great one in our community, but heaven gained someone special.
Blessed to have known Bryce. Forever #BryceStrong https://t.co/xWxfdcDCu1
— John Elizondo (@johndelizondo) July 27, 2020
— Alex Gamez (@AlexGamezTV) July 27, 2020
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