University of Alabama Linebacker Mack Wilson dedicating today’s LSU game to local heart transplant recipient

Screenshot of Mack Wilson , University of Alabama Linebacker who is dedicating today’s game against LSU to Helen Abele.

University of Alabama star linebacker  Mack Wilson is dedicating tonight’s LSU game to Helen Abele, an Altamont School student who received a heart transplant yesterday at Children’s of Alabama.

With permission from Helen’s father, Fletcher Abele, here is the video that appeared on Twitter, posted by fellow Alabama player  Mac Hereford.

Here is Wilson’s message:

“Hey Helen, this is Mack Wilson, University of Alabama linebacker. I just want to say, I’m very proud of you, and the Crimson Tide has your back. Tomorrow, I will be dedicating the game to you and your family.”

Prayers and remembrance

Many prayers to Helen, her family, Helen’s Angels and the incredible medical staff at Children’s Alabama.  Please remember the donor and their family. None of this would have been possible without the compassion and generosity of the donor’s family, in their darkest hour.

In the biggest game of the year against LSU, the Crimson Tide has Helen Abele’s back.

Thank you Mack Wilson.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.