For our 2014 Give Good campaign, Stanford Blood Center partnered with BayKids Studios – a nonprofit who helps children facing long-term hospitalization empower themselves through filmmaking. Our Give Good contributions went toward funding a film made by Danica, a young girl who received a kidney transplant at age nine.
Sunday, October 16, SBC’s Jonathan Bautista and Vanessa Merina joined in celebrating Danica’s (along with seven other children’s) incredible accomplishments as they premiered their films at the annual Lucasfilm Baykids Studio Premiere. The event was quite a success – a red carpet was rolled out to welcome the young filmmakers, a lineup of speakers talked about the process of filmmaking, and a reception was held afterward for the kids and their guests. The children were even given gold statuette awards, just like the Oscars!