FEATURE | Posted July 15, 2015

Realtor gives back to UC Davis Children’s Miracle Network

Daughter benefits from research discovered at UC Davis

Alician and Diane Keeler © UC Regents
Alicia and Diane Keeler

You could say that Diane Keeler is a miracle maker.

Like many real estate agents with RE/MAX, this RE/MAX Gold agent has been supporting the work at UC Davis Children’s Hospital by donating a portion of every real estate transaction to UC Davis Children’s Miracle Network.

But unlike many, she knows firsthand the power of these donations for families at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Twenty four years ago, her daughter Alicia suddenly stopped breathing at home when she was six days old. Tests revealed that Alicia was born with a double aortic arch. While still an infant, Alicia had open heart surgery to correct this and the operation was a success.

“I am passionate about the work that is done at UC Davis because the surgical procedure that was used to save Alicia’s life was discovered by UC Davis’s researchers only 10 years before Alicia was born. If it wasn’t for that, I would not have my beautiful daughter,” said Keeler.

Money raised through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals continues to fund research, patient care, programs and medical equipment locally at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Alicia is studying for her bachelor of science degree in nursing at Azusa Pacific University and plans to pursue a career as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Her dream is to work at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to help other children.

“I want to do what I can to help others receive the promise of a tomorrow,” said Alicia Keeler