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Seahawks' Doug Baldwin makes time for injured teen at Harborview

Seahawks' Doug Baldwin makes time for injured teen at Harborview
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SEATTLE -- Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin stayed true to his word, returning to see a high school student who was in surgery the last time he visited.

Andy Sommer has spent the past three weeks at Harborview Medical Center, where he's recovering from serious burns. The 17-year-old was waiting to make a left turn in Rochester when a semi-truck rear-ended his jeep. The vehicle flew forward and collided head-on with a pickup, then burst into flames.

Baldwin visited Andy last week, and came back Tuesday for a chance to talk. Andy's brother, Nick Moody, wrote in a text that Baldwin "gave him gifts and even prayed with him. He wrote a touching statement in his visitors book."

Andy and his entire family are huge Hawks fans, and Andy plays football, baseball, wrestles and does cross-country at his high school in Rochester.

The Seahawks organization has been paying Andy regular visits ever since the KOMO 4 Problem Solvers learned about the family and put in a request. Besides Baldwin, members of the Sea Gals have also stopped by.

Andy underwent another surgery earlier this week. Family members say doctors have been doing more skin-grafting on his head and neck.

High schools in Oakville, Rochester, Tenino and Centralia are hosting a benefit dinner for Andy and Rob Johnson, who was driving the pickup. The dinner will be held at 5pm on December 20th at Rochester High School.

If you want to get involved, you can make a donation to the Problem Solvers fund, and we'll be sure it gets to his family.

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