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Friends Like Us is focused on helping children devastated by cancer. We help a child going through chemotherapy with a Chemo Bear free of charge. The bears help visually educate kids about their cancer treatments & help them deal with fear & anxiety.

Friends Like Us is a non profit childhood cancer organization based in Ohio. Friends Like Us was founded by Mark and Deloris Bailey as they were going through the process of treating their son's leukemia. Today; they are working towards a goal of having their Chemo Bear program available in all Children's Hospitals across the U.S.A.

Friends Like Us is focused on helping children devastated by childhood cancer. They help children with the Chemo Bear program called "Getting Better Together". They provide a child diagnosed with cancer going through chemotherapy a customized Chemo Bear (free of charge). The bears help to visually teach kids about the treatments ahead of them, as well as help them deal with fear and anxiety through their many years of chemotherapy and surgeries. These children are the heart of Friends Like Us and it's their purpose to reach out and make a difference right now in each of them and their families for a brighter tomorrow.

No parent should ever have to hear the words "it's cancer". Friends Like Us strives to spread awareness of pediatric cancers in hopes of one day finding a cure.

All money raised through GiveForward will go to continue getting Chemo Bears. To make sure we always have the bears to give to a child just diagnosed or currently with cancer. We can't imagine or even think about having to say the words "No, sorry we can't help right now because we don't have anymore bears" That hurts just thinking about it!

Please help us by giving through GiveForward and help make a diiference in the lives of each child diagnosed with cancer.

The Chemo Bears include:

  • The very soft 18" Black Bear
  • A port in bears chest or arm (depends on child)
  • A  real stethoscope
  • Medical accessories for interaction with bear 
  • A diagnoses report 
  • Bear t-shirt 
  • Chemo hat for bear & child
  • A friendship heart
  • A greeting card to encourage the child
  • A gift for any young siblings in house
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