Stephen Curry thanks Oakland healthcare workers in FaceTime call
Stephen Curry has been among the more visible NBA players amid the league’s indefinite hiatus thanks to his efforts to raise awareness about the coronavirus pandemic as well as his contributions to relief efforts.
The Golden State Warriors also took time this week to let healthcare workers on the front lines in Oakland know how much their tireless efforts are appreciated.
Curry recently took part in a FaceTime call with 27-year-old intensive care nurse — not to mention huge Warriors fan — Shelby Delaney and her colleagues at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center for their dedicated work on the front lines battling the COVID-19 outbreak.
Delaney later shared footage of the chat on Facebook.
“I love it. I can’t thank God enough for what you’re doing and just the sacrifice, the selflessness and the way everybody’s coming together,” Curry said on the call of Delaney and her fellow dedicated and overworked healthcare staffers, as relayed by Julia Prodis Sulek of the The Mercury News. “Thank you so much for what you do, your heart and the inspiration you provide for everybody.”
In her post, Delaney called the chat with Curry “one of the coolest moments of my life.”
“He thanked me and my colleagues for all our hard work on the frontlines during this pandemic,” Delaney added in her Facebook post.
“And I was finally able to thank him for all the inspiration and strength he’s given me over the years.
“He also gave me some excellent advice on how to be positive and kind during tough times, which I think can apply to all of us these days.
“Thank you Steph for spreading your joy and boosting our morale!“
This latest gesture by Curry — who is sheltering in place at his home (with mixed success) — follows his highly informative Q&A session with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Curry and wife Ayesha also provided one million meals to Oakland schoolchildren impacted by the pandemic through their Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation.