Chase has had many health challenges… a bout with pneumonia was almost tragic when he had to be revived twice. He was put on a ventilator, and airlifted to a children’s hospital. After undergoing testing, a CT scan revealed a 12 cm mass, and a biopsy confirmed that Chase had T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma. Chase remained on a ventilator for 12 days, and after being immobile, had to have physical therapy to learn how to walk again. He’s also undergone chemotherapy treatments. Chase has been through a lot, and was in need of great happiness. Kids Wish Network found out that Chase loves basketball, and hoped to be just like Stephen Curry when he grows up. His wish was going to be “golden” – he scored a wish with legendary basketball star Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors. It was a big win! With this very special wish, Stephen Curry continued his streak of 3 pointers, meeting our Wish Kids Chase, Nic and Mikel for a fun day of gaming and family togetherness.
Chase was going to have a ball! It was all fun and games the day Chase’s dream came true. NBA star Stephen Curry said, “Have a great time, enjoy life and each other’s company… we’ve got some fun to be had!” Chase was thrilled getting to spend time with Curry. They took pictures together, competed in a game of laser tag, and Curry signed Chase’s jersey. “My favorite part was playing laser tag with Steph Curry,” said Chase. The basketball superstar brought along extra cheer with some members of the Golden State Warriors Dance Team to play video games and take photos with the kids. They had an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience with their hero – it was a game changer.
As a special souvenir, all Wish Kids received a customized gift package… An Under Armour backpack filled with JBL headphones and treasured sneakers in their size from Stephen Curry’s line of athletic shoes.
During the wish, Chase and his mom stayed at Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark-Fremont. “The hotel was so good to us and made Chase feel special,” said his mom Jasmine. “They decorated our hotel room in Golden State Warriors colors, and even waited on Chase to come down for breakfast so they could make him fresh pancakes.” The hotel also kindly gifted Chase with a gift basket filled with Warriors merchandise and lots of snacks. For dining, Chase and his mom enjoyed a memorable dinner at Jack’s Restaurant, and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Pleasanton graciously set up a special celebratory dinner for Chase. Red Robin went above and beyond, also putting together a surprise gift basket filled with his favorite things.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Chase’s dreams become a reality:
- Stephen Curry
- Homewood Suites
- Jack’s Restaurant
- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers