These little guys are on a mission to deliver smiles and warm hugs to children staying in the Step Down Unit after pediatric heart surgery at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Find out how you can sponsor a Bodhi Bear for delivery to a child during their hospital stay today.
Not Your Average Bear:
The Bodhi Bear Story
During our family’s stay after Bodhi’s surgery, we received a note upon arriving at the Step Down Unit – which was to be our new home for almost two weeks following Bodhi’s surgery and after five days in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The welcome note invited us down to the lobby for a special event with homemade blankets available to kids staying in the hospital.
I can’t express in words what that blanket – and the kind gesture of someone making it for us – meant to our family. I still get choked up just thinking about it and how one simple act of kindness would change our perspective in the midst of a dark and scary time for our Bodhi.
We vowed then and there that we would pay it forward by finding a way to deliver the same sort of kindness and warmth to other families experiencing the incredibly emotional events that go along with seeing your baby experience such a serious event as heart surgery.
So, Bodhi Bears became a thing… And they did so in a BIG way.
Sponsor a Bodhi Bear
Bodhi Bears found their way into our hearts through partnership with The Manhattan Toy Company as our way to deliver smiles to children during their post-surgery stay at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Your sponsorship of a Bodhi Bear will send a welcome and much deserved hug in the form of a new fuzzy buddy that our Cardiac Kids can take home and love forever.
Your sponsorship of just $25 per Bodhi Bear will lineup a special delivery for an infant or child following heart surgery at the Cardiac Institute at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Our family will personally deliver the Bodhi Bear to the hospital with help from the Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation to facilitate bringing your Bodhi Bear to his designated Cardiac Kid a.k.a your Bodhi Bear’s BFF.
Sponsorship is as easy as a few clicks! Complete the form below to place your Bodhi Bear Sponsorship contribution and we’ll take it from there.
Make a one-time donation for one or more Bodhi Bears to be delivered to their new best friend after heart surgery at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Cardiac Institute.
Make a monthly donation for one or more Bodhi Bears to be delivered to their new best friend after heart surgery at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Cardiac Institute.
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