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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

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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

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.

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

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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!

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!

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!

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

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.

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!!!!

Mandy H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our little boy Ben was diagnosed with Leukaemia in April 2015. Its a seriously tougb road for any child . Tge treatment can be so harsh. I linked on with Bee buddies through a friend Ben received the most beautiful blanket for Bee buddies that he brings to bed every night its such a comfort for him. I has just received a joy jar full of little goodies . Wow the smile on his face says it all really. To see a child that's going through cancer and the smile that the little face gives by such a kind gesture . We are so thankful. These people have the biggest hearts thinking of our kids it's means so much to us as a family . Tgank you bee buddies for all your kindness it will never be forgotten. xxxx

Amanda B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son recieved a Brave Buddy doll in April 2017. He loves this doll and shows all his friends at MD Anderson. We are so thankful for the people who do so much for our kiddos fighting cancer. This is a great organization.

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beebrave 09/02/2017

Thank you so much, Amanda. So happy Buddy Brave and your son are the Best of Friends now!

Emily P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't thank this charity enough they have given my son a buddy to help him and keep him strong and Alfie will tell buddy all his worries and anything else he wants to

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beebrave 09/02/2017

Emily, Happy that Alfie and Buddy Brave are snuggled up and telling little secrets! He is the bravest!

1 Deidre.sinclair

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is an excellent organization. They helped us in many ways by sending us Bee Brave Buddy. My son was afraid to sleep in his room alone after coming home from the hospital but after receiving his Buddy, he had no fear and slept calmly through the nigh . It's an amazing program and thank you so much for your help!!

1 April77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Rosanna Bernstein and Bee Brave Buddies through a mutual friend. My daughter is a cancer survivor and I know first-hand what it means to the children going through treatment to receive gifts such as a Bee Brave Buddie doll. Something tangible you can hold close to you when you are in a scary situation or a friend when all your other friends have left. Rosanna has a gift for creating a gorgeous product and helping out children who are sometimes forgotten while they undergo treatment away from the family and friends.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is an incredible organization. Rosanna Bernstein is taking her talent and passion of design and focusing her energy on creating Bee Brave Buddies for children suffering from cancer and/or other chronic illnesses. My daughter has an undiagnosed chronic illness and received Catie Cuddles from Bee Brave Buddies about 18 months ago...and she still sleeps with her! The intricate details, colors, and thoughtful design is genuine and from the heart. Thank you Rosanna, for providing my daughter and so many other sick children with strength, comfort and hope!

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Donor

Rating: 5

After reading of Rosanna and her love for the children that receive her lovely dolls, I was happy to be able to share some of my fabric with her to be a small part of the big effort she undertakes to bring joy to the little ones. Bee Brave is such an appropriate name for the organization. These children and families are not only in physical pain but emotional pain and they no doubt find themselves having to be more brave than they ever dreamed. It is wonderful to see that these dolls can be there tucked in beside them during the scariest of moments. Then they are still there being a friend when the days are brighter. I feel sure a little of Rosanna's heart is sewn into each one.

1 Dolly3

Donor

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to work with Rosanna Bernstein with the Bee Brave Buddies! As a donor, I find that the joy of the children receiving these dolls promotes healing, faith, positive outlook and hope for the kids as well as the parents. The dolls are very well received by the kids and they are exceptionally constructed as each one is handmade by a local seamstress.

Please consider donating a few dollars to truly be an ambassador of good well for children with cancer! Many thanks to Rosanna Bernstein for her creativity, her foresight and her love for the kids!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Pediatric Nurse and I saw the Bee Brave Buddies on a Facebook page that I follow. What a wonderful idea to make these dolls for children with cancer. I bought one for a friend who's daughter has Leukemia and I hope that it helps her through her journey!