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Bee Brave Buddies Corporation

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Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: WE provide support to children and young adults with cancer and other serious illnesses through gifting of dolls, original books, cards and other gifts.

Results: We have gifted thousands of dolls to children in treatment for cancer and have had hospital events for these children. WE partner with over 30 hospitals now. We ship in the USA and internationally to any child battling cancer free. We are in the process of writing and illustrating an adventure Bee Brave Buddies book for children with Cancer which will be given as a gift also to these children. When a child receives one of our dolls, we see big smiles on their faces, consequently, we then see big smiles on the faces of the mom and dad and all caregivers, nurses, and doctors.

Target demographics: We want to give every child who is battling cancer a special gift for support and to aid in self -esteem.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We have gifted thousands of dolls in 2016. We are now shipping our dolls to every state in the USA and internationally free to any child batting childhood cancer. They simply have to fill out a nomination form on our website to request a doll or our new UnBEElieveably Brave Blanket

Geographic areas served: We gift our Beautifully bald dolls to children with cancer around the world

Programs: We give our beautifully bald dolls to any family with a child in treatment for cancer. They can request a doll on our web page by filling out a form. We partner with pediatric cancer treatment centers around the country and give our dolls monthly to these hospitals. Our dolls are sewn and given with a lot of LOVE!

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Nikki C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is wonderful! They put smiles on so many children's faces while they are battling cancer. This gives the children hope while they are going through really tough times in there lives. I know the brave buddy had made my son so happy! He takes his buddy everywhere with him so he can be brave though his cancer journey.

Comments ( 1 )

beebrave Bee Brave Buddies is so happy that your brave little warrior and Buddy Brave are the BEST of Friends now!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome gift , made my baby smile

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for Isla’s bee brave buddy, she loves it!! She sleeps next to Isla every night and she knows if she feels sad she gives the doll a big cuddle.

Thank you so much.

1 Lee-Ann Nambiar G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little girls was diagnosed with stage 4 Ewings sarcoma at the age of 3. She now 4 but had to endure her left arm being amputated from the shoulder amongst her protol treatment. A heartfelt thank you to the bee brave buddies team as you created a soft toy that makes my little girl feel like a superhero and like she can conquer the world. Even though we are in South Africa, you still sent us a buddy. We pray that you can continue helping children always

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the idea behind this charity, helping young sick children be brave by giving them a handmade doll to encourage them. Wonderful cause to donate towards!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I nominated my 3 year old great niece who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in late November. Her family ( mom, dad, 18 month old baby brother) left their home in Alaska for treatment at Texas Childrens Hospital 6-1/2 months ago. She loves her doll! Her mom said

"Love this doll! The satin fabric on the bald head and legs is amazing."

Thank you for bringing a smile to her face!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 3 year old daughter curruntly in remission from High risk leukemia recieved her beutiful beebrave buddy just few days after we requested it.It is so pretty and she loves it so much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Tisa recieved her bee brave buddies shortly after filling out for it. It's her personal superhero! It's so adorable she falls asleep with it every night

1 Alex M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I decided to donate fabric to Bee Brave Buddies to support the wonderful work they do for children with cancer. Bee Brave Buddies make dolls for boys or for girls suffering from treatment related hair loss. I hope if you are reading this that you will consider supporting this charity too, help support a child and bring a smile to face that really needs a happy moment.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Be Brave Buddies is an amazing outreach for children fighting cancer. They provide superhero dolls that actually look like the children who have lost hair from chemotherapy, and their web page features children from all over who are fighting the war against cancer. This is such a self esteem builder! My granddaughter has been cancer free for a year and a half, but she still has her Buddy.

1 Nancy Malec M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the work that Bee Brave Buddies does. To see the faces of the children that receive their doll makes your heart melt. I am a survivor of breast cancer and to have a positive for those kids like the dolls when going through your chemo is everything. Keep up the good work. You are Heroes!

1 Elijah Denver S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My friend’s grandmother started this organization. Mrs. Bernstein and her group of volunteers are wonderful, dedicated people working hard to bring comfort to children all around the world battling illnesses. This is a great foundation and I’m glad to be a part of it.

1 Joshua S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a childhood cancer survivor. Bee Brave Buddies was there to make me smile during some very hard times.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a preschool teacher and nominated one of our students currently battling leukemia. I have known of Bee Brave Buddies and the beautiful work they are doing to lift the spirits of young children for some time. So, I took the step for our student. Bee Brave Buddies responded the next business day to say that our buddy would arrive within the week. Rosanna Bernstein and her "ambassadors" are giving the gift of kindness, caring and support with such genuine intention and generosity.

1 Majella D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jack loves his bee Brave Buddy. Makes him feel safe. Takes him to his hospital and clinic visits for his chemo. These dolls are made wit so much love. Makes my boy feel special. Especially when he had no hair like his buddy. Helps the child not to feel different. Thanks to bee brave buddy. Keep up all the good work putting lots of smiles on all these kids faces xx

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter Addie loves her Bee Brave buddy! She takes her to clinic visits to help her feel brave during her port access.

These dolls are made with tons of love and the details are so unique. Thank you for making Addie and other kids with Cancer smile and Bee Brave!

1 Joanna S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was made aware of Bee Brave Buddies long before my son was diagnosed with cancer. Back then I thought it was “sweet”. Once my own child was diagnosed I was able to understand how therapeutic and instrumental Bee Brave Buddies can be for the recovery of all children battling life threatening diseases. Thank you to the Bee Brave Buddies Team and to the donors that keep this amazing charity running!

1 Alexis O S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am absolutely honored to be a doll ambassador for this amazing non profit. I feel so privileged to see firsthand the great joy this charity brings to children in treatment for Childhood Cancer and I would encourage everyone to support BeeBraveBuddies to help them to continue putting smiles on the faces of these little heroes fighting big battles!

1 Margaret G.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Kayona loves her katie cuddles she was verry excited to be her mother thank you from our family god bless you for the smiles and courage you have givin kayona and others

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is based on the insight that it is universally easier to face a terrifying experience if you're with a friend.......especially a very brave friend who will never leave your side. BEE BRAVE BUDDIES provides the beautiful dolls to boys and girls in cancer treatment that become that perfect friend for the rough journey. The photos of the kids with their dolls say it all........sometimes a solution doesn't have to be big and costly, it just has to be perfect.

This organization has grown incredibly due to the non-stop passion of its sole founder, Rosanna Bernstein, who began by making each doll herself. BBB now delivers dolls internationally. However, Rosanna won't stop until she can provide a doll to every sick child who needs one. We should all support this organization to the fullest.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

After our daughter, Brianna, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia our world was flipped upside down. She was 2 months shy of her 3rd birthday and had not spent much time in the doctors office. On day of diagnosis, she was admitted and we spent the next week at Children's of Alabama.
One of our fellow cancer friends had received a Bee Brave Buddy and posted a picture. It was so cute!!! I was so excited when Brianna's arrived. She loved her instantly and she has carried her to clinic visits and ED trips.
I am thankful for the Bee Brave Organization and have shared their site with each new parent that I met. These dolls give comfort and support to our babies!!!!