Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby The Rock on Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:57 pm

http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-lat-pau-gasol-honored-childrens-hospital-los-angeles-20121010,0,6465120.story?dlvrit=53297&track=rss

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For all of his countless support during the past four years as a Laker, Pau Gasol will be honored with the "Courage to Care" award Oct. 20 at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles' gala titled "Noche de Ninos" at The Event Deck in L.A. Live.

Gasol has appeared at Children's Hospital more than 10 times since joining the Lakers in 2008, and the visits went beyond photo opportunities.

As a former medical student at the University of Barcelona, Gasol viewed three spinal surgeries, including one I caught on video this past summer. He has also struck a close friendship with Dr. David Skaggs, the chief orthopedic surgeon.

He has donated about $250,000 to the hospital, including a $25,000 check he presented over the summer after receiving the NBA's inaugural Kia Community Assist Award



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Gasol also served as the hospital's ambassador during an NBA Cares event leading into the 2011 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, Gasol, a native of Spain, helped form a partnership between the hospital and Grifols, a Barcelona-based global healthcare company that donated equipment to the L.A. facility. He also has talked of a fellowship that would have the hospital training doctors from Spain.

The Walt Disney Co. and television host and model Heidi Klum. are also to be honored at the Oct. 20 gala at the Event Deck in L.A. Live.

"We are deeply appreciative of our steadfast relationship with The Walt Disney Company, Heidi Klum, and Pau Gasol," Richard Cordova, the CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said in a statement. "It is our privilege to honor them at Noche de Ninos and highlight the incredible work they do. Their continued compassion and support has made a truly positive impact in the lives of countless patients and families."
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby therealdeal on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:03 am

He's such a cool person. I wish he was better at basketball right now. I hope the return of Howard re-energizes him and we can get rolling in the right direction.

Very cool story though the way his CHOLA relationship has developed.
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:11 am

I was surprised to find out Pau went to medical school. He's a very smart guy. Good for him and his efforts. It's nice to see such a big name participting and donating to such a great cause.
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby KB24 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:23 am

therealdeal wrote:He's such a cool person.

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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby lakersStan24 on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:20 am

Nice Work Pau!
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby Wrath12X on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:23 pm

^ :man10:
Pau is a great guy
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby gcclaker on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:58 am

Great pics of Gasol with Jackson at the event. Thank you for posting them.
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:20 am

It's good to see the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for half of the 2012-2013 season standing with Pau.
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:25 pm

Phil's lookin' old. :man10:

He's gotta get some rogaine going.
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Re: Pau Gasol honored by Children's Hopsital of Los Angeles

Postby lakersyunowin on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:28 pm

therealdeal wrote:Phil's lookin' old. :man10:

He's gotta get some rogaine going.


had the same thought. retirement has aged the man lol
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