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Monday Miracle Story: Bodhi and Bear Dima

As part of our “Monday Miracle Story” series, we will introduce you to some amazing UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients, both past and present. Their families graciously agreed to share their journeys to help underscore the importance of donating to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals so critical treatments, health care services, pediatric medical equipment, research and education can continue.

When Lindsey Malik and Jake Dima learned they were pregnant, it was an exciting time. Then they found out they were having twins. Surprise!

Soon, they would get yet another unexpected surprise – their babies might not make it. Lifesaving measures had to be taken while Bodhi and Bear were still in the womb. UC Davis Children’s Hospital could do the surgery, but were these parents willing to take that chance? Meet the miracle twins and hear their story.

How donations help kids like Bodhi and Bear: CMN donations help fund Critical Care Transport Team training, as well as technologies for transport isolettes. This includes active cooling units designed for infants requiring hypothermia protocol while en route to UC Davis Children’s Hospital from another facility.

This Miracle Story brought to you by ABC10 and Panda Express: The Panda Restaurant Group is the nation’s leader in quality Chinese foodservice and one of the largest family-owned businesses in the nation, operating several successful restaurant concepts including Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. They operate more than 1,900 corporate-owned restaurants throughout the United States, Japan and Puerto Rico.

The philanthropic branch of the company, the Panda Cares Program, brings hope to children in need. The program’s purpose is to promote the spirit of giving within Panda by directly serving the health and education needs of underserved children. Panda Restaurant Group has been a proud fundraising partner since 2007 and has raised $11.7M through their coin donation boxes Associate Giving campaign and golf tournaments. Panda Expresses throughout the United States also frequently visit their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals bringing smiles, treats and food to these special kids and their families. Since its inception in 1999, Panda Cares has given millions of dollars of in-kind donations to numerous non-profit organizations, schools and hospitals. Panda Cares’ purpose is to promote the spirit of giving and establish a caring presence in communities where Panda Restaurant Group’s guests and associates live and work.