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Shadow Buddies on KMBC News
A special benefit this week benefits the Shadow Buddies Foundation, a local non-profit group that helps kids cope with unimaginable health issues. 24 years ago, Marty Postlethwait made the first "shadow buddy" for her son, Miles, who was born with congenital health issues. 'Shadow buddies' are dolls designed to give sick children a friend who can share their journey.
Thunder’s Paul George Donates ‘Super Buddy’ Dolls To EMSA To Help Comfort Children
Oklahoma's Own News 9 reports on how Paul George of the OKC Thunder is making a difference. Paul George wants to help provide comfort to children who are experiencing a traumatic experience by making sure EMSA vehicles are equipped with the "Super Buddy" doll. The dolls are given to children difficult situations which also gives the child the opportunity to connect with Paul George.
The Shadow Buddy System
Since its founding,1.6 million Shadow Buddies have been distributed worldwide in 19 different countries and all 50 states. The organization has worked with 178 hospitals as well as other charities and organizations benefiting kids. The Shadow Buddies product line now includes Buddies that represent 31 medical and emotional conditions, providing kids with comfort and emotional support while fostering compassion and awareness of differences.
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:
This year, May 17th through the 23rd was National EMS Week and HCA Midwest Health Research Medical Center held a week’s work of festivities to honor their EMS workers. The Shadow Buddies Foundation was lucky enough to participate in one of the weeks activities. With...
The Shadow Buddies Foundation was recently featured in the April edition of Neighbors on the Fairway. Access our PDF and download links or select the image below: The article touches on many different aspects of our organization. Throughout the article you will learn...
Earlier this year, the Shadow Buddies Foundation was approached by a generous donor with a very unique fundraising opportunity. The donors name is Kyle Hammerschmidt and he is a Fiduciary Adviser with MoKan Financial in Overland Park, KS. Hammerschmidt informed us...
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