companion dolls for children affected by cancer

Bravery Buddies are a collection of dolls for children who are either battling cancer or who have a loved one with cancer.

These special dolls send the message “you are not alone”. They are inclusive dolls for both boys and girls of different ethnicities created to offer comfort and bring a glimmer of joy to the lives of children affected by cancer.

The Bravery Buddies have no hair, just like a lot of children who are battling cancer. The aim is for the dolls’ physical appearance to help sick kids feel like they’ve got an empathetic friend on their side. To be able to look at their special friend and think, “Hey, you’re just like me.” Children are able to form a bond with their dolls, to share the experience of cancer – to be a friend to them when they need one most.

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Bravery Buddies are a collection of dolls for children who are either battling cancer or who have a loved one with cancer.

These special dolls send the message “you are not alone”. They are inclusive dolls for both boys and girls of different ethnicities created to offer comfort and bring a glimmer of joy to the lives of children affected by cancer.

The Bravery Buddies have no hair, just like a lot of children who are battling cancer. The aim is for the dolls’ physical appearance to help sick kids feel like they’ve got an empathetic friend on their side. To be able to look at their special friend and think, “Hey, you’re just like me.” Children are able to form a bond with their dolls, to share the experience of cancer – to be a friend to them when they need one most.

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PLEASE HELP US PUT SMILES ON GORGEOUS LITTLE FACES!

Hi! I’m Tegan – founder of Bravery Buddies. On Christmas Eve 2018, my husband, son and I took the first Bravery Buddies to the Lady Cilento hospital in Brisbane and handed them out. I could tell it meant so much, not only to the children but to the parents as well. It may be a small thing but I know from personal experience as a cancer fighter for now 18 years (diagnosed as a child)…. even small kindnesses in a time of trauma mean so much. I can honestly say that it was the most rewarding experience of my life and I had an overwhelming feeling that I had finally found it…. My purpose, my passion. And I just know I have to keep going.

I quickly set about making a new goal – 5000 dolls distributed by the end of 2020. It’s a huge goal but I am determined to make it happen.

Of course I cannot do it alone and I have a GoFundMe set up to raise much needed money to make our goal a reality. Our financial goal for 2019 is to raise $25,000 to cover the cost of production, marketing and distribution costs. Please dig deep and be a part of something truly magical to help us put some smiles on some gorgeous little faces!

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