Special Buddies for Special Children®

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A Big Thank You to Teva Pharmaceuticals

A Big Thank You to Teva Pharmaceuticals

The Shadow Buddies Foundation has had the honor of being the recipient of a two-year grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals for the years 2017-2018. We have been fortunate enough to partner with Teva since 2014, in which time they have helped fund over 3,000 Respiratory...

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The Second Annual “Shoot For the Kids”

The Second Annual “Shoot For the Kids”

Shadow Buddies Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Shadow Buddies "Shoot for the Kids" at Saddle and Sirloin on Thursday, April 27, from 11 am- 5 pm. What You Can Expect at the Event "Shoot for the Kids" is a fun-filled day of sporting clay on the private course at...

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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