Special Buddies for Special Children®
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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:
The Shadow Buddies Foundation was lucky enough to be invited as the charity of choice for the weekend grand opening of a new breakfast spot in town. John and Britney Valas opened an Overland Park, Kansas location of Another Broken Egg Café. On Saturday January 18,...
See the family that recently received a JE DUNN sponsored Buddy!
Recently, 50 of our pediatric patients received the trip of a lifetime when they got a chance to fly to the North Pole right before Christmas to see Santa. Thank you to The Shadow Buddies Foundation, United and Kansas City International Airport for making...
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