2008 Testimonials
  • Stanford - Lucile Packard
    Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital
  • UC San Francisco -
    Children’s Hospital

Dear Lamont and Sheila, 

On the way home from the Warrior game last night, little Haley says from the back seat, "that was my best day ever, I went to a basketball game....and I'm only 6". After the complications Shawn suffered after his heart transplant...to see him down there as honorary captain was the most beautiful experience for this mom. 
I can't express how grateful I am for last night, for you care and concern over Shawn...and the love you expressed to all of us. It was the best experience.....we will never forget it.

Shawn loved it more than he even thought he would...he still has stars in his eyes....and thinks Sheila hung the stars and moon because she was into the video games!  We will think of you all often & keep you in our prayers.

Thank you again for giving Shawn a once in a lifetime experience....after so many months in the hospital.

With love,

Trista, Shawn, Haley....and the rest of those Stockwell's :)

On August 15, 2008 when we were in the clinic at Stanford-Lucile Packard Children's Hospital we were pleasantly surprised with tickets from your fund. My daughter really enjoyed the circus on August 16 and it was the first experience from my two little boys.

We have been undergoing treatment for a year now with little effect. Thank you for the wonderful day to take our mind off her illness and enjoy being a kid again. 

Deanna Nail-Owen

Thank you so much. Our son Tomas was just diagnosed with ALL Leukemia about a month ago. When he was diagnosed it felt like our lives would never be normal again; and that for his birthday, August 16th, we would end up spending it at home or in a hospital, instead of the way we would have liked, with an outing and a huge party. Thanks to your foundation, we spent his birthday at the circus. This experience was not only something that provided Tomas with great joy, but also helped us, his parents, to see that he could be a normal kid. The experience brought tears to my eyes. We can't begin to tell you how much that day meant to us all. Thank you so very much. 

Diego, Jenny, and Tomas

We first want to say, we are very sorry for your lose. It's very sad that our little guys have to go through this stuff. Our Son Matthew, is fighting brain cancer right now and we understand a little of what you went through. We want to thank you for the 49er tickets, we received from Stanford-Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Our little guy is at Stanford now, getting his 5th round of chemo. We had a great time at the game. It was Matthew, his brother Michael, Matthew's friend Adrian and Matthew's Dad.

I hope you guys find time to reflect on all the good memories you have of Nicholas, it's one of things that can never be taken from us. Thanks for all you guys do, for others like us. 

The McCullough's

Thank you so much for the fabulous gift back pack! We are moved not only by its generosity but how thoughtfully chosen each item is. It is perfect for our son Zach, who is one year old and hospitalized at CHO for acute myeloid leukemia. We also were thrilled with our visit from the harpists--you are doing wonderful, wonderful work. 

Julie, Ben, and Zachary

Thank you for inviting Kyle to the Warrior's Clinic. Kyle had such a great time and so did I! It was the first time Kyle left school early and DIDN'T have to have any kind of medical treatment. It was also the first time Kyle had played basketball since the day he was diagnosed over a year ago. He thought it was really cool to meet Monte Ellis and Thunder. Thanks so much for having such a great event where kids can be kids!"

Jeff, Esther, and Kyle Lane

Thanks again for the Warriors Basketball Clinic. You've made it possible to have another lasting memory for Troy and I. We really enjoyed ourselves. Yes...we finally were able to meet Monte Ellis. It was very exciting. Troy really had a work out that day. He actually fell asleep on the way home. 

Carrie and Troy

Dear Lamont and Sheila, 
I will like to take this time to Thank you both for a wonderful night at the Warrior Game 12/12/08. We had a really good time! Trevon really enjoy the tour, the game and the gifts :-). You guys are wonderful and keep up the good work to making kids (Teens) happy.

Barbara and Trevon Johnson

I was fortunate enough to have the tickets to the Warriors game last night offered to me from the wonderful people at UCSF pediatric clinic where I have been being treated for Neuroblastoma. A close friend and my parents and I enjoyed the game against the team from Lithuania. I am a huge Warriors fan and love watching live basketball. My family and I have had a great deal of stress and frustration lately with treatments and insurance issues. Thanks to your kindhearted donation I was able to forget about cancer and all that I have been going through for a night to be with loved ones doing something I really enjoy. Thank you so much for your donation; it really meant a lot. 

Zach Swan

Last week we were given tickets to the circus...my son has been really sick these last couple of months and he hasn't been able to go anywhere or be a normal four-year old and just play and be a kid. He was just released from UCSF after being in for six weeks after having brain surgery. It just felt really good to see him enjoy his self and be a kid again. We still have a long road ahead of us but its great to have foundations like these that can allow kids with cancer to still be able to be a kid and enjoy them self. So with all that being said me and my family just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Sharonda Payton

2008 Recap
  1. Backpacks for newly diagnosed patients with cancer 
  2. Nutritional Packs for parents/guardians in the pediatric intensive care unit 
  3. Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Harlem Globetrotters, and more 
  4. Basketball Clinic with the Golden State Warriors Exclusive pre-game tour of Oracle Arena, on-court opportunities including honorary captain, and post-game holiday event with the Golden State Warriors 
  5.  Golden State Warriors professional basketball games and San Francisco 49ers professional football games 
  6. Harp experiences 
  7. Thanksgiving Day dinners 
  8. Patient Gift Giving Experience 
  9.  And more…