SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - An 8-year old epileptic boy is giving back to the organization that helped him and his family when he was diagnosed.
Bryson Thomspon and his brother Brock came up with the idea to record a video asking professional athletes to autograph jerseys, helmets, footballs, and basketballs and send them in to be auctioned off to raise funds for the San Luis Obispo nonprofit, Jack's Helping Hands.
The Thompson family got a surprise celebrity visit on the ABC show "The View", which aired Wednesday. Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant gave the two boys each a jersey and donated another one for the auction. Byrant is one of Brock's heroes.
"We all have a responsibility to each other, to help one another," Bryant said on the show. "If you have the opportunity to do that, it's our responsibility as people to help one another."
"The View" surprised the Thompsons with more memorabilia to be auctioned, all signed by famous athletes including Drew Brees, Rob Gronkowski, Peyton Manning, James Harden, and the entire Golden State Warriors team.
The online auction went live Wednesday, it can view here.
To watch "The View" clip, click here.