|Posted by Cherry Yuan on May 13, 2013 at 5:15 PM|
On May 11th, Children in Need had the honor of participating at "Celebration of Life" event – the LPCH Pediatric Liver and Kidney Transplant Event. This event was sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and took place at Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center of Stanford University. We believe the most meaningful and effective way of giving back to society is contributing our talents, efforts, time and compassion collectively at events like this.
At the beginning, Aditya Srivatsan, a club's guest performer and Stanford student, played tabla drums to warm up the event. Then the club's new member, Charrisa Leung, played violin solo pieces to entertain the audience. After her performance, the focus went to the children who had transplant operations at the hospital before. They and their families came from different parts of California and other states. It was touching to hear young people sharing their life stories after transplant operations. There was one thing in common. They were all grateful for the second chance given to them after the operations.
After the speeches, Cherry Yuan, and Holly Wheeler and guest performers, Sean Takada and Sophie Goldman, performed chamber music. The audience was mesmerized by their beautiful melody. In the meantime, club volunteers, Alex Berbey, R J Pearce, Danelia Chengeux, Grace He, Luming Chen, Caitlin Gowdy, Peggy Cui and Susan Sun helped check in, made crafts with children, and took photos. It was a special afternoon that our club was honored to be part of the life celebrating event.