This is how Chloe Bears Began
Each year in the United States approximately 15,000 kids are diagnosed with childhood cancer. In 2019 Our daughter was one of them. Chloe was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November of 2019. She underwent brain surgery, and her tumor was found to be an aggressive form of brain cancer. The following two years were filled with much joy, love, determination, and hope.
After her brain surgery, Chloe’s concern was for others. She came up with the idea that no kid in the hospital should be without a teddy bear. In the following weeks and months she began asking for donations of stuffed bears from friends and family, hoping to brighten a single moment for other kids like herself. She began a marketing campaign, designed tags, logos, and delivered hundreds of bears to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis to help support kids that find themselves in her same or similar situation.
Chloe’s spirit has inspired us, and hopefully you, to carry on her dream. We’ve setup an Amazon Wish List with many bears to choose from. Just purchase one, and it gets sent directly to ChloeBears headquarters. There it gets bagged, and tagged, with an official ChloeBears numbered label. When we’ve gathered around a hundred they’re taken to a Twin Cities Children’s Hospital and distributed by Child Life Services.
Taking a moment to help those most vulnerable is not only the right thing to do, it feels really good. It’s an amazing feeling to know you’ve given a child comfort when they need it most.