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Special Buddies for Special Children®

Latest Miles Award

2017

- Felix Baz-Dresch

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The Shadow Buddies Foundation provides support and knowledge to children with severe illnesses and disabilities, as well as their families and loved ones. Our charitable organization is constantly active throughout the Greater Kansas City area, and our mission involves helping communities throughout Kansas and Missouri. Read about our upcoming events, and catch the latest news regarding the Shadow Buddies Foundation and our Kansas City charity programs:

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Wild at Heart: Three More Days!

Wild at Heart: Three More Days!

We just have three days left until our 23rd annual benefit. Join us for a fun evening of "Scoring a Victory for Children" this Saturday! In anticipation of this exciting event, here are some fun facts about our organization and our mission. We started with just 4...

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Wild At Heart: Interesting Facts

Wild At Heart: Interesting Facts

With less than three weeks to go before our annual benefit dinner! Before you strut your stuff on the red carpet, here are some wild facts about the Shadow Buddies Foundation!  Shadow Buddies began in 1995 and is celebrating its 23rd Anniversary! We have distributed...

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Get Wild with Shadow Buddies!

Get Wild with Shadow Buddies!

We are coming up on our 23rd Annual Shadow Buddies Benefit Dinner and Auction! This will be a great chance to "score a victory for children," with a fabulous safari theme!  Our event co-chairs Amante Domingo and Veronica Mazzarese Domingo have done an amazing job...

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Latest Testimonials

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"This is our five month old son, Patrick, and his Shadow Buddy. I had not heard of your organization until a friend of ours, whose son also received a Buddy recently, purchased one for him. Patrick has cerebral palsy and craniosynostosis and sees several different doctors and therapists. Although he's too young to understand now, I know it will help him as he gets older to have a buddy just like him!Thanks for all you do."

- Brieanne Hilton

"My oldest, Addison, received her first Shadow Buddy at Shawnee Mission Hospital last night. She broke her elbow and is now in surgery at children's mercy. We have not slept at all and it's been a rough night. My daughter was suffering serious anxiety when this ordeal started at the ER last night. I honestly believe when the nurse introduced her to her new 'buddy' it changed everything. She still had bouts of anxiety off and on and but that moment allowed her to relax and feel special. It gave her a chance to breathe. She needed it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you do. I now know firsthand the power of those little buddies."

- Addison’s Dad

"Today we did surgery on Carlos, my Shadow Buddy. And we put a gown on him and put a cast on him. We cut some paper to make a skin graft and we stapled it on his leg. I like him because he's fake and I can wrestle him. "

- Nelson — 6 Years old

"My buddies name is Sheila. I was pushing her in the stroller yesterday and I took her out and put her in the bed with me and she sleeps with me. When the nurse came she got some medicine too. I gave her some food. She looks cute and pretty."

- Brittany — 4 Years old

"My Shadow Buddy's name is Molly. She is five years old. She's sick. She has a stomach ache. The doctor helps her get better. She likes being in the hospital because she gets to play with toys."

- Mary — 9 Years Old