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Russell Wilson reunites with Children's Hospital patient who got new heart

Russell Wilson visits with heart transplant recipient Allison Christensen Tuesday at Children's Hospital. (Photo courtesy Aaron Levine/Q13 Fox Sports)

What can't he do? Even more impressive than leading the Seahawks to an improbable comeback victory Sunday over Houston, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife were back at Children's Hospital in Seattle Tuesday to visit with sick kids, including the young lady who sparked an online frenzy with her duct-tape Seahawks wallet Wilson unveiled at a press conference last week.

It was the first time Wilson had a chance to visit with Allison Christensen since she received a new heart.

Wilson climbed into bed with the 11-year-old in a heartwarming picture captured by our friend Aaron Levine over at Q13 Fox Sports Tuesday, with the wallet she made and gave him a week ago.

We learned about Allison last week after Wilson kicked off his weekly media availability by showing off the hand-crafted wallet.

"The best part of my week, I go to Children's Hospital every Tuesday, right? This 11-year-old girl, she made me this Seattle Seahawks wallet, so it's one-of-a kind," said Wilson, holding up the wallet for people to see. "The coolest part about it is it's all made out of duct tape," said Wilson.

Allison is continuing to recover. And after getting another visit from her hero, her smile says it all.

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Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. He covers everything from May Day riots in Seattle to the latest Boeing news.

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