About Ostomy Buddy (Doll)
Hi, I’m the Ostomy Buddy! I joined the Shadow Buddies Foundation to be a teaching tool for healthcare professionals and a friend for your child who’s “just like me.” Learning to live with an ostomy can be tricky at first, but your child or loved one can quickly begin to adapt – with my help! I provide comfort and confidence, whether it’s learning how to change their bag or just knowing that others have ostomies too. I’m also here to chase away fears and worries about living with a childhood disability or illness.
I have a stoma with a detachable pouch and I’ll come individually packaged with a brightly colored gown, heart-shaped eyes for love, and a great big smile! I’m more than just an ostomy doll—I’m a cuddly friend just like them.