Cranio Care Bears

Rating: 5 stars   107 reviews

Address:

PO Box 464 Mead CO 80542 USA

Mission:

Cranio Care Bears goal is to spread awareness, support & compassion through loving care packages to families of children facing surgery for craniosynostosis. Our care packages include items for the child & family to relieve the stress accompanying this very serious surgery. Cranio Care Bears also offers one on one support before, during & after surgery. We also strive to bring awareness of craniosynostosis to families & the medical community for early detection.

Results:

We send out around 80-100 care packages every month all over the world. We also mentor and support families before, during and after surgery. We have sent care packages to every state in the US and around 30+ countries.

Target demographics:

Worldwide babies and children from ages 0-15 years old with Craniosynostosis.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

500-1,000

Geographic areas served:

Worldwide

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303-652-7795
www.CranioCareBears.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Cranio Care Bears was the first support source that I found when I learned at my son's birth that he would need surgery on his skull for a condition I had never even heard of. I reached out and this amazing group of people helped me through the scariest time of my life. What Shelby and Summer do is so inspiring and just so wonderful because although the items found inside of the care packages are so nice and thoughtful, what I felt when I opened that box was hope, and you can't put a price on that! It is a beautiful thing they do for cranio kids and families!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Cranio Care Bears was a tremendous support to me when I learned that my son would need skull surgery.. They mailed me the most amazing care package before his surgery and they are extremely helpful in raising awareness of craniosynostosis.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We were the happy and thankful recipients of one of Cranio Care Bears care packages. It was so thoughtful and useful and the prayer chain was just what I needed. It was eventually passed onto another mommy who needed it more. Having been there themselves, Shelby & Summer get it and know just what to say, and what little goodies mean the most when you're stuck in the hospital with head surgery.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My daughter was born with Metopic Craniosynostosis. If nobody has been through receiving any type of diagnosis like this before, they are unaware of how suddenly alone you feel in the situation just handed to you. Cranio Care Bears sent us a care package, and all of the little personal items in it for my daughter and even a few for me, let me know that we were indeed not alone. So many loving hearts are involved in this!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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2 people found this review helpful

It was the day before we left for my son surgery, which we had to travel over 1200 miles for. I remember sitting in the living room and there was a knock at the door. It was the post man with a package from Cranio Care Bears. The tears flowed as my son and I opened the box. Summer and Shebly have true life experience with our cranio kids and they knew exactly what to send. To receive a package, the day before you leave, that is filled with so much love, is truly a blessing! We have the prayer chain on my son's crib now but followed us on our journey and the CD is played every night and was put on repeat in the hospital and days following. The little gifts in the box were very helpful and much needed in a time like ours. Cranio Care Bears are a blessing to all.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My son was born with Metopic craniosynostosis. This means that the front two plates of his skull fused too early. He had to have major surgery to correct his skull and give his brain the right amount of room to grow. Cranio Care Bears was there every step of the way! We were lucky enough to have Shelby from cranio care bears with us the day of our sons surgery. Having some one there who understood exactly what we were going through, was wonderful. The care packages they mail out to families are full of thoughtful goodies that made our hospital stay a little easier at such a hard time. I can't explain how much these women's continued support means to our family.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Cranio Care Bears is amazing!!! When my son was born with Metopic Craniosynostosis, I felt scared, lost and alone. I soon found these wonderful women. I am lucky to live in the Seattle area, so I got to meet Shelby in person. These women were there with their support the 9 long months we had to wait for my son's major reconstructive skull surgery. They answered every question I had, and put me in touch with other moms who have gone through the same thing. On the day of surgery, Shelby met us at the hospital. She stayed with us all day as we waited for my son's surgery to be over. I can not begin to tell you the support she was that day. She brought with her the cranio care bear package, which had everything we would need for our hospital stay! The best item was the prayer chain Shelby hung on my son's hospital crib in the pediatric intensive care unit, right after his surgery. I read that every day while we were there, knowing I was surrounded by people who understood what I was feeling. My son is doing amazingly well, you would never have known he went through anything! I know I could not have done it with out the love and support of Cranio Care Bears!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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When my son Connor had his Cranio Synostosis surgery in April of 2012, we were so lost and confused and had absolutely no idea what to expect other than what we were told. My wife found Cranio Care Bears and Shelby Davidson a couple of weeks before and started getting a lot of first hand information. Then on the day of the surgery, there was Shelby, right there, to sit with me and my wife for the entire day, with calming and encouraging words, letting us know it was all normal. The care package for Michelle was just the icing on the cake. What could have been a horrible, confusing time for us, was still difficult, but not terribly so. Shelby and the Cranio Care Bears are STILL doing so much to spread awareness of Cranio Synostosis and bring some needed sunshine to the hospitals and families they encounter. We are still involved with CCB and will tell everyone we know just how great Shelby and Summer are.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seattle Children's Hospital, during my son's surgery and after.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

Online search.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

We have become involved in the charity, especially my wife.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I truly love Cranio Care Bears. After my surgery in December, I received the most amazing care package. I was so thankful to have everything that I might need in order to have a good recovery. Now, 8 months later, Shelby and Summer have become truly some of my closest friends. I have been able to come to them several times and ask for a care package on behalf of some of my friends that have not heard of this organization. I truly love Summer, Shelby, and cranio care bears. XOXO

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Such a thoughtful care package from people who understood what we were going through was very touching to me. Having your baby go through a major surgery is very scary. I didn't know anyone who had been through this so the package was very comforting. It is amazing that these moms spend their personal time and effort creating these packages.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude to Cranio Care Bears. Finding out about our daughters diagnosis was overwhelming. The thought of this type of surgery was unthinkable. Knowing it was our only option, we eturned for support and could not have received a more personal, thoughtful and meaningful package from this amazing organization. The care that goes into each and every item is so evident that it really touches your heart to know that complete strangers are supporting you and your family. We will never forget you and our appreciation goes beyond words. Thank you for all that you do!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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