Stephen Curry Surprised LA Teen Battling Cancer with Warriors Tickets

Stephen took a break from shooting his powerhouse three pointers against the Clippers Saturday (Go Warriors!!) to show love to his No. 1 fan sitting court side.

Thirteen-year-old Jaylen Winzer from South LA has been dreaming about meeting his idol for a while now.

Judging by the two championship rings he got to rock, it was worth the wait.

Jaylen, who suffers from a rare bone cancer, shared his story with ABC7 last year. Family friend Shirell Henderson used her foundation, BrittiCares International, to raise awareness of Jaylen’s condition.

The Foundation also decorated Jaylen’s room with all things Golden State before he returned home from the hospital.

Steph used FaceTime to invite the teen and his family to the game.

Soon after Jaylen and Steph were exchanging gifts. Jaylen got Steph a tee with the “I’M A WARRIOR FOR JAYLEN” in it and the Golden State logo, of course.

Steph gave Jaylen the jersey and sneakers he was playing in.

Let’s hope he aired out the jersey.

“I appreciate you coming,” Curry said.

“I appreciate you having me,” Jaylen replied.

Boy Grows Out Hair for Nearly Three Years to Donate to Cancer Patient

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Long hair…this kid does care!

When (then) 8-year-old Thomas Moore from Maryland found out how brutal cancer is to the body–as explained by his mom Angie Polus after watching  a video of 5-year-old cancer patient Kyssi Andrews, he decided to donate his not quite long enough locks.

“Once I explained that she had cancer, and what cancer was, and how chemo affected the body he immediately decided he wanted to grow his hair long again and give it to Kyssi,” Polus says.

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It took Thomas two years to grow out his love locs. Sadly, Kyssi passed away June 2015. Yet, it made Thomas even more determined to grow out his hair to help others.

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Thomas’ hair journey from a Luda-style afro, Solange-esque curls circa Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams and over the shoulder was all worth it.

This month, at 10, he was finally able to cut his hair. His aunt tweeted the news, which was retweeted over 61,000 times and liked 121,000 times.

Thomas’ beautiful mane was made into three wigs for sick children, reports Scary Mommy.

As if that’s not a reward in and of its self, NBA player Derek Anderson will present Thomas with his Act of Kindness Award through his foundation Stamina in October.

Thomas told Scary Mommy he’s just happy his hair doesn’t get caught in the bushes when he plays outside.

Fair enough.

 

Monday Memoriam | David Bowie’s Charitable Legacy

 

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Nothing is worse than waking up to bad news. Unless it’s going to sleep with some. Today me and millions of others woke up to news David Bowie died of cancer. RIP David Bowie and condolences to his supermodel wife Iman.

Whether you’re familiar with his music or not (I’m a millenial, what’s your excuse?”) what’s indisputable is his authenticity and creativity to express himself through art. Without even singing a note David Bowie could capture our attention. Could it be the different color eyes? Or was it his chameleon-like personas? Blunt speak? Case in point, watch him call out MTV for their lack of diversity here.

Whatever je na sais quoi he possessed he carried it well. And shared it with those that needed it the most. David Bowie aka David Jones was a huge supporter of Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive org that advocates for children in Africa living with HIV/AIDs.

In 2006, Bowie performed at the Keep a Child Alive fundraiser. Alicia Keys wrote a touching message about David Bowie’s death on her Facebook page today.

Sending prayers and love to my beautiful friend IMAN and her family on this day!

Through all his alter ego’s, David Bowie was one singular thing – a true Artist. He graciously performed 3 songs at Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball in 2006 and I have never seen an audience so enraptured. Thank you for all the inspiration! Especially the message to all of us to be completely who you are!

“There’s a Starman waiting in the sky. He’d like to come and meet us but he thinks he’d blow our mind”. – Starman, David Bowie

It was par for the course, as the power couple committed time and money towards HIV/AIDS research. In the early ’90s, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, David Bowie and Iman were repeat donors and performers to advocacy orgs like 7th on Sale fundraisers.

Replicating that same level of support to fellow London rock star Paul McCartney at his Concert for New York City in response to September 11th.

Record store Rough Trade announced they will donate all sales from David Bowie’s albums to cancer research in honor of the music legend. Even in his demise he’s helping others.

Check out his last hauntingly beautiful music video below.


Rock on in heaven DB!!

 

Subway Samaritan!! Watch Man Give Homeless Guy Shirt Off His Back | Leah Strong Carries On

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Here’s something we don’t see everyday. Although, it is surprisingly becoming more common. In New York, of all places. The city of the heartless may have found it’s pulse after all. Thanks to compassionate people like this nameless dude ridin’ the rails today.

He spotted a shirtless homeless man across from him. Instead of dipping his eyes to the floor like so many of us do (Guilty as charged.) He stripped down to his tank and offered his white tee. No, excuse me, didnt offer but rather put it on him like an old friend pulling a long lost baseball uniform over transformed shoulders.

And he wasn’t done.

He whipped out a winter hat that he placed on with the same amount of care.

 

Whether he knew he was secretly being recorded isn’t known. But what was evident is the tears quickly wiped from the homeless man’s face.

Talk about being touched by an angel.

Speaking of being blessed, little Leah Still completed her last cancer treatment yesterday. Dubbed Leah Strong by NFL Dad Devon Still of the Cincinnati Bengals for her immeasurable strength facing a cancer diagnosis.

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Dad did his part by asking for much needed prayers, taking his support to the field and making ugly-cry inducing tributes.

And the 5-year-old recipient of the 2015 Jimmy V. Perseverance Award was declared cancer-free last year.

Plus the Bengals, after letting him go last year, issued Devon Still a new contract this week.

Won’t he do it?

J Cole and Jordin Sparks Visit Sick Fans

Nurse, we need candy stripper outfits, STAT. Because rapper J Cole and pop singer Jordin Sparks want to surprise some deserving fans.

The “Be Free” rapper did just that earlier this week, minus the red-and-whites. When visiting Fayetteville, North Carolina native Tae Stackhouse at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. Tae’s aunt and mother arranged the meeting between the superfan and his fave artist. And made it even more worthwhile with his encouraging words.

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J Cole can add another good deed to his ever growing list (providing homes to single moms and attending a fan’s graduation he helped pay tuition for.)

Meanwhile, Jordin Sparks was making new friends at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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The gangsta looks are too cute.

 

 

 

He’s a … Sweet Guy!! Tahj Mowry Visits Sick Kids

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Tahj Mowry with Kacey at
Rady Children’s Hospital.

Tahj Mowry showed he not only inherited the Mowry good look genes (helllooo light skin) but their kind hearts.

The Smart Guy actor spent the day at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Where he made friends with Kasey Harvey, a teenage cancer patient, undergoing her 22nd chemotherapy treatment!?!.What a warrior.

Along with Tahj rooting for her speedy recovery, Johnny Bananas from MTV’s The Challenge is her personal get well cheerleader. He even presented her with a $8,000 donation in honor of Diem Brown, an MTV celeb that died of cancer last year.

When not visiting local hospitals, Tahj is promoting his debut single Flirt on itunes.

Or hanging out with his famous sibs.