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The Shadow Buddies Foundation

Last Update:6/11/2018
Address:14700 West 107th Street
Suite 100
Lenexa, KS 66215
County:Out of state
Phone:(913) 642-4646
Toll Free:
Fax:(913) 642-4233

To provide support and knowledge to children with severe illness, disabilites, or emotional trauma.  The foundation accomplishes this through unique programs to enhance lives by fostering compassion and awareness of differences with a line of condition-specific Shadow Buddy dolls.

Program Description

Shadow Buddies are condition-specific dolls designed to be a friend "just like me" for seriously ill or medically challenged children. The Buddies not only provide comfort to the ill child, but also provide physicians a hands-on method of educating newly diagnosed children and their families about a particular disease or medical condition and its treatment. Shadow Buddies are also a unique form of play therapy. The Buddies remain with the child throughout their treatment, providing long-term psychological support. Each Buddy wears a smile on its face and has heart eyes for love.

Our goal is to help these children view themselves in a positive manner. Shadow Buddies Foundation continues to develop partnerships so that we may provide Shadow Buddies to hospitals and organizations at no charge. The Buddies are given to sick children upon their diagnosis or treatment. Designed to be both a friend and a teaching tool, the Buddy can help increase compassion and understanding while spanning the gap between treatment and awareness.

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