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Carr for Kids: Superstar QB Helps Open Clovis Clinic
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 6 years ago on
July 7, 2018

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Derek Carr paid another visit to a place of great importance in his life — Valley Children’s Hospital. After lifting the spirits of children at the Madera County facility, he helped with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new pediatric clinic in Clovis on Friday.
Carr told the familiar story to Central Valley residents about how Children’s took care of his newborn son Dallas, who required major surgery after his birth. Today, Dallas is five and doing well, according to his father.
“I just think about our experience, Heather and I with Dallas, the care that we received. Just to know that other families … in the whole Central Valley are getting the best care they can get, that to me is what it’s about,” Carr said. “God has linked me with Valley Children’s because they are the best at what they do.”

A Touching Moment

The Raiders quarterback also talked about sending an encouraging video to a child named Damian months ago during his first round of chemotherapy.
“Today was his last, when we visited him. Just to be a small part of putting a smile on someone’s face, which you doctors and you smart people do all the good stuff. If they like football, I’ll make them smile. It’s a good thing the Central Valley likes football,” he said.

Carr and Curry


Carr also talked about his relationship with another Bay Area athlete, Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry.
“I’ve played golf with Steph. That man can stripe a golf ball, that’s for sure. We don’t hang out too much. Our seasons go on different times of the year, so it’s not a lot of time we spend together,” Carr said of the two-time NBA MVP.

New Clinic

The new clinic, called Magnolia Pediatrics, is at the northwest corner of Herndon and Temperance avenues, across the street from Clovis Community Hospital.
“Magnolia Pediatrics will provide primary care services, including wellness checks, immunizations and same-day sick-child visits,” according to a hospital news release.

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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