Georgia fans know freshman quarterback Jake Fromm is a special individual. They see it on the field — but they see it off the field, as well.
On Friday, Fromm took time out of his schedule to return home to Warner Robins, Ga., and visited Annabelle Whitaker, who is a big supporter of Houston County, the high school Fromm attended. Whitaker, per a family member, has a Stage-5 kidney disease.
Fromm and Whitaker were paired together as freshmen as part of a buddy system that pairs special-needs students with athletes. Whitaker also has Smith Magenis Syndrome, which is in the autism spectrum.
Her favorite boy came to see her!! pic.twitter.com/1CB3gEzzNr
— lil whit (@mawhitaker15) January 26, 2018
For Georgia fans wanting to send get well cards to Whitaker, they can send them to Annabelle Whitaker, Houston Medical Center, Room 218, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, Ga., 31093.
Fromm just completed his freshman season at Georgia. He went 12-2 as a starter and led the Bulldogs to their first SEC title since 2005 and Georgia’s first appearance in the College Football Playoff. The Bulldogs beat Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl before falling to Alabama 26-23 in overtime in the National Championship Game.