"I just want to share a sweet story with you. As you know, you very generously donated Warriors tickets for tonight's game. I was planning to offer them to a teenage boy, but unfortunately he couldn't go because his blood counts were too low. I had a couple other kiddos in mind, and I know how popular the Warriors are, so I wasn't too worried about finding a taker!
"Then I got a phone call that someone was in the waiting area asking to see me. I went there and saw a 6yo little girl I have known for about a year now. She has a brain tumor and has had a very rough go. Her family is amazing and so supportive and I have NEVER heard the family complain or feel bad for themselves.
"They were coming from a radiation appointment and just wanted to say hello. Anyways, my little friend was head to toe Warriors gear...Steph Curry shirt, Warriors pants and KD shoes! I had never seen her in anything but pink and purple so it was a new look for sure! I said to her dad, "wow, does she like basketball?" And the parents told me it's the one thing that's really keeping her going...she goes outside and dribbles a ball as often as she can. It's something positive and fun she can focus on and it has become her passion. Then it hit me, she needs to go to the game!! So I offered them the tickets and they couldn't have been more excited. They made me feel like a hero, but really, you and your foundation are the true heros.
"Sorry for the long story, but it was such a happy, exciting thing for this family, and they really are so deserving of it. Thank you so much for giving our patients these amazing experiences. It makes a huge, and wonderful difference in their otherwise difficult lives...that I'm sure of.
"Please pass on this story to anyone who might appreciate it. Thank you for taking such great care of our kiddos at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital."