Shadow Buddies Foundation

5% of your purchase will go to Shadow Buddies Foundation

“The mission of the Shadow Buddies Foundation is to provide emotional support for severely ill children.  We provide this support through the education of children and adults alike regarding illness, disability, or medical treatments.”

Our son Ben is a leukemia survivor!! He was a brave 2-1/2 year old and endured many uncomfortable, life saving procedures once in treatment over the next nearly 4 years. Part of his story includes the day Marty Postlethwait, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder of Shadow Buddies Foundation, came to Ben’s hospital room to bring him his very own “Shadow Buddy”. Since Ben was going through chemo, his buddy had chemo-hair, and a central line in his chest for treatments, just like Ben. Ben affectionately named his buddy “George Junior” and the two of them went through multiple procedures together. It gave Ben something else to concentrate on when he was feeling his worst. Where Ben was, so there was George Junior. Ben’s sister Alisen played a large role in keeping his spirits up, and getting him to laugh again. Once we heard that, we knew things would be okay. Never under-estimate the power of an older sister!

Fast-forward 25+ years, and we have had a blessed and thriving life with Ben!  He’s a college graduate, and is now in the working-world.  My husband Matt & I couldn’t be any more proud of him!!  To further Marty’s goal with her wonderful team, we want to donate 5% of each purchase to Shadow Buddies Foundation. Because of God’s grace ~ it’s a wonderful life!