UPDATE: Dec. 11, 2015
Last week, Bryan Zhang, now in grade 7, joined up with seniors Luke Wu, Kevin Kim and Jason Lee and junior Cuebeom Choi recognized for a special performance at a benefit event for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at the Palo Alto Country Club. The Palo Alto Daily News gave the young musicians a special “Thumbs Up” in its Dec. 4 edition.
This story originally appeared in the spring 2014 Harker Quarterly. Bryan Zhang, grade 5, recently received a certificate from the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in recognition of his philanthropic efforts. Four years ago, when the Los Altos resident was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, his nurses brought him a stuffed teddy bear, which he found very comforting. Zhang began thinking about all the other sick children at the hospital and wondering whether they also received such gifts to help ease their hospital stays. He donated some of his own souvenirs, then, with his parents’ help, formed the World Toys for Children Foundation to support the hospital with donations that “educate, inspire imagination and comfort sick children.”