Haynes is recovering in a Chicago pediatric hospital that specializes in spinal cord injuries and rehabilitation. According to the Go Fund Me page set up for Haynes, he was told by doctors that he will not walk again.
Houston station ABC 13 reports that the team found out that Haynes is a huge fan and sent a care package to his hospital room that included Texans merchandise and a football autographed by Jadeveon Clowney. There was also a message from Watt inviting Haynes to a game next season:
"Seth, what's going on, buddy? This is J.J. Watt, and I just wanted to take a second say hello and let you know that I'm thinking about you," Watt said in the message obtained by ABC 13. "I hope that you got the care package that we sent -- just a few things to remind you of home and remind you of the Texans. And hopefully we can get you out to a game this fall. I would very much enjoy that. Hope you're doing well.
"I hope the Midwest is treating you well. I know the snow and the cold is probably not the nicest, especially being from Houston. But hopefully we could put a little bit of a smile on your face today, buddy. I hope all is well and I hope you get well very soon, and I hope to see you this fall."
Watt is an active member of the Houston community and frequently donates his time and money to help those in need.