Since their inception in 2008, PDI has treated more than 4,800 patients through out California. Most of the children they treat are under age 7 and have more than 8 cavities. Treating kids is only half the battle. Through preventative education and community outreach efforts they hope to reduce the needs for surgery in the first place.
As part of their strategy to create a comfortable environment for children, PDI lets each child pick a special stuffed friend to accompany them through surgery and recovery. The child then gets to take the special friend home when its all over. This week Stripe 'N' Seal donated a box of special stuffed seal friends to future patients of PDI. The Center needs around 150 "special friends" for new patients each month. Our donation was no where near that amount but we look forward to donating more to this great cause in the future.
To learn more about this wonderful organization, visit them on the web at www.pedidental.org. While you are there consider donating time, money or new stuffed animals for the patients. Lets show this great community organization how much we appreciate and applaud what they do!
|Julie ( PDI Nurse Director), Gordon (Stripe 'N' Seal) and Viveka (PDI CEO)|