It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Athens native Taeden Johnson. The 12-year old Georgia fan tragically lost his grandmother, mother and sister in a house fire in January.
But since then the Athens and Georgia community has rallied around Johnson. A GoFund Me set up by Johnson’s mentor Zac Hendrix has helped raise over $235,000 dollars for Johnson. Johnson has gotten to FaceTime with former Georgia basketball standout Anthony Edwards.
Over the weekend, Johnson got a chance to attend the Super Bowl thanks to the Atlanta Falcons.
Taeden Johnson recently lost his mother, grandmother and little sister in a fire at their Athens home. The @AtlantaFalcons gifted him & his mentor Zac #SuperBowl tickets. Here is Taeden embracing #Falcons owner Arthur Blank. 🥺❤️
📸 via: @ZacHendrix11 pic.twitter.com/VrZnMVspWC
— Gradick Sports (@GradickSports) February 8, 2021
Then on Tuesday, Johnson got to hang out with the Georgia football team while they went through their workouts. Georgia Director of Player Support and Operations Bryant Gantt shared some pictures and videos from the day.
One of the videos shows Johnson racing against Georgia running back Zamir White while wearing one of his jerseys. Johnson also took a picture with White and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart.
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The Bulldogs continue their offseason workouts as they approach the start of spring practice. G-Day is set for April 17 while spring practices are expected to start on March 16.
To donate to Johnson’s GoFund Me, follow this link.
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