Meet our Buddies of the Month for October, and as always if you don’t see a Buddy who meets your child’s needs please let us know. We are always open to suggestions!

Meet Survivor Buddy

Hi, I’m the Survivor Buddy! I’m a special Buddy for men and women with breast cancer. I come not only to comfort adults but also to educate their children, grandchildren and family members about changes which will happen to their bodies.

I come with thinning hair from chemotherapy, a mastectomy scar, port and a scarf for my head while also addressing both a right and left mastectomy. A big pink ribbon is attached to my gown to support breast cancer awareness.

Survivor Buddy

Meet Down Syndrome Buddy

Hi, I’m the Down Syndrome Buddy! Just like your child, I’m special in that I have an extra chromosome and I’m here to offer a positive opportunity to communicate to others that we’re still just like them. Healthcare professionals use me to dispel misconceptions about Down Syndrome and instill confidence through education and medical play therapy.

With my sweet smile and huggable softness, I’m great for your child to have and to hold.

The Down Syndrome Buddy arrives with characteristic facial features and a cool Shadow Buddy t-shirt.

Down Syndrome Buddy


Your child’s buddy can be customized to meet your needs! We offer three skin tone and hair color options with outfit customizations to boot!

For a full list of our buddies please visit the link below, and if you don’t see a buddy that matches your kiddos needs let us know.

Meet the Buddies


Help us bring awareness of various conditions to the public, and bring hope and comfort to sick or disabled children. Support our charity by calling The Shadow Buddies Foundation today at 913 642-4646, donating online or checking out our Buddies.