I have been very fortunate to have had several jobs I have loved during my career, but one of my very favorite was being a Buddy at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCH). My volunteer job consisted of cuddling babies, taking toddlers and their IV drips on wagon rides around the hospital, and hanging out with teens while their parents took a break, attended to their other family members, or were at work. Those few hours at the hospital were something I looked forward to each week. I was one of several hundred ‘buddies,’ which I always thought spoke so highly about the priority that Lucile Packard put on empathy and compassionate care.
This is why I was so thrilled to hear that the microdocs we recently produced for LPCH helped them raise more than $2 million for care, comfort, and cures at The Dinner, a fundraising gala hosted at Stanford Stadium. It was a wonderful night. Seth Meyers stopped buy for some hilarious stand-up. Patients and their families were there in attendance alongside some of our nation’s top luminaries and leaders. The microdocs were a great way to pull everyone together and illuminate a few of the many amazing stories and children who have thrived thanks to the care at LPCH.
LPCH was also smart to follow up on their event with a blogpost, which gave the dinner guests an easy way to share the films with their friends while allowing people who weren’t able to attend to see them too.