Former Tide players visit KC family hurt by falling airport sign

Former Tide players visit KC family hurt by falling airport sign

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The Bresettes' special visitors pose with Sam (in chair) during their visit. Source: Comilia Williams The Bresettes' special visitors pose with Sam (in chair) during their visit. Source: Comilia Williams
Marcell Dareus (L) holds Tyler Bresette during the visit. Source: Comilia Williams Marcell Dareus (L) holds Tyler Bresette during the visit. Source: Comilia Williams
Jerrell Harris (L) signs Sam Bresette's cast. Source: Comilia Williams Jerrell Harris (L) signs Sam Bresette's cast. Source: Comilia Williams
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Some former Tide players helped cheer up a family dealing with a heartbreaking tragedy.

Luke Bresette was killed last week when a flight status board fell on top of him, his two brothers and his mother. His mother, Heather, is in fair condition at UAB Wednesday night. Sam Bresette, 8, was discharged from Children's Tuesday and Tyler Bresette, 5, was released from Children's Sunday.

To help cheer up the siblings and give the family a distraction from their pain, a group of Tide players made a special visit last Sunday. Marcell Dareus, Jerrell Harris, Marquis Maze and Antonio Langham chatted with the family, signed 8-year-old Sam's leg cast and posed for pictures.

"Just looking at the kids' faces, looking at the tragic incident [they were] still in good spirits. [I] felt overwhelmed being around them," Dareus said.

Comelia Williams is Dareus' personal assistant and arranged for the players to visit.

"My heart just went out to them. I tried to just keep myself together," she said.

Williams said the family was happy and appreciative for the support of the players.

Langham let Sam wear his championship ring and those present said Sam enjoyed that. The players also gave Sam an autographed Alabama picture, hat and football.

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