This year’s ABC10 Give for Kids Mediathon generated $561,482 to help fund programs, research, equipment and patient care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Funds raised stay local, meaning all money donated benefits the children in the 33-county service area served by the only local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Unlike in years past, ABC10 talent broadcasted over five mornings from different patient care units at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. During this fundraising week in August, Give for Kids also featured unique stories of local children treated at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. These stories highlighted the life-saving care these kids received.
Video stories included:
Matthew Saetern-Angeles: After cutting-edge operation, couple welcomes ‘miracle baby’ – Sponsored by Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Caleb Smith: Heart conditions don’t stop teen from living his best life – Sponsored by Ace Hardware
Jackson Manning: ‘You’re never prepared,’ mother says after son spends a month in intensive care – Sponsored by Walmart
Isabella Lazzerini: Isabella’s road to recovery – Sponsored by RAM
Gianna Arredondo: “They’re just amazing!” says father after his daughter’s return to health – Sponsored by Panda Express
Braylin McMullen: How a tough little fighter is getting more time to be a kid – Sponsored by Spirit Halloween Stores
Angela House: Leukemia almost ended her life, but Angela fought back and won – Sponsored by California Sun
Huggie the Facility Dog: ‘An old soul’ bringing new life to young patients – Sponsored by Credit Unions for Kids. Canine Companions for Independence provided UC Davis Children’s Hospital with Huggie free of charge.
Children’s Surgery Center: New children’s surgery center is the first of its kind on the west coast – Sponsored by Credit Unions for Kids
“Sharing these stories gives viewers an inside look at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Donors see firsthand how their generosity directly impacts local kids and families,” said Jacquelyn Mills, senior director of development at Children’s Miracle Network at UC Davis. “Miracles are happening daily and we have our corporate partners and the community to thank for that. You make such a difference and we are so appreciative!”