The Shadow Buddies Foundation provides emotional support and education to children and families in times of need. We provide therapeutic Shadow Buddies dolls to children suffering from a variety of illnesses, disabilities and medical treatments. To date, we have distributed more than 840,000 condition-specific buddies to children and families in all 50 states and in 16 countries.
Shadow Buddies, “Just Like Me”
Hospitalization can be a frightening and lonely experience for a child. Our Shadow Buddies are designed to be a friend “just like me,” allowing children to feel like there is a friend who understands his or her condition. Our buddies are soft and comforting, and each buddy is specifically designed to be a teaching tool, too–many of our buddies assist medical professionals in helping children understand their prognosis and treatment.