John Wall lost his mother, Frances Pulley, to breast cancer in December. Yesterday, he honored her memory by donating masks and meals to the doctors and nurses who cared for her.
Through the John Wall Family Foundation, the former Cat gave 2,300 N95 masks to healthcare workers at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. and UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, where Pulley received treatments and spent her final days. He also partnered with Chick-Fil-A to provide approximately 600 meals for frontline workers and first responders.
Wall reached out to the doctors and nurses via Zoom to thank them personally for the care they gave his mother and the work they’re doing to combat the coronavirus. He posted this conversation with Ashley Jenkins, a registered nurse and ICU Patient Care Manager at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, on Instagram this morning.
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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with some special people, nurses, doctors, front line responders and healthcare workers from two hospitals @Rexhealthcare and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. I became very familiar with each of these hospitals during my mom’s battle with breast cancer. I wanted to thank them for all the care they provided to me and my family, and most importantly thank and acknowledge them for all of their work and sacrifice to fight the COVID-19 virus. I am honored that I was able to help them with donations of N95 masks and Chick-Fil-a meals in honor of my best friend and mother Frances Pulley. Thank you will never be enough for all that you have done and continue to do!! #JWFF #cfaFairfax #ChickfilaLakeBooneTrail @CloseUp360 @WashWizards
“I just wanted to thank you all for all the great work you’re doing,” Wall told doctors and nurses at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. “I was happy to be able to donate additional masks to you all in memory of my mom, Frances Pulley. She did a lot of her chemotherapy there and I wanted to thank you all for all the great work you did by supporting her there and all the great work you’re doing to help people fight COVID-19. Keep up the great work.”
“I just wanted to take time out to say you all are making a big sacrifice, so you definitely don’t go unnoticed with all the hard work you’re putting in, coming to work every day and doing the things you have to do,” Wall said. “We definitely appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all are doing. Definitely keep going and don’t stop fighting.”
Good on ya, John Wall.