Alex's Fluffy Buddies For kids❤

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Raised by 731 people in 16 months
Alex was diagnosed with epilepsy at 11 months old.  She's had many hospital visits/ stays, testing, and rides in an ambulance due to her seizures that require immediate medical intervention at the onset of a seizure. Her beloved teddy bear,  Sky Bear, has been by her side since birth and has brought her great comfort when she needed it most. 

When Alex was 4 years old, she had medical testing that required a week stay in hospital.  During this stay she noticed there were kids that didn't have a fluffy buddy with them like her Sky Bear.  She wanted to take these kids her own stuffed animals so, in her words, they wouldn't be scared.

When we learned only new stuffed animals could be donated due to allergies/ germs, she decided to use her own money she had saved to go to Chuck E Cheese to buy some to donate. And just like that, Alex's Fluffy Buddies was born. 

We expanded the places we donate to over the last couple years and are including Ronald McDonald House, local hospitals, and police and fire departments. We've also mailed bears to out-of-state kids we learn about that need a special friend.

Alex is now 7 years old but the project is no where near complete! The demand is reaching a level that her own savings ( and mommy and daddy's) can not substantiate, so we decided to set up a go fund me account for those wanting to donate to her project.

100% of the donations will go to the purchase of new fluffy friends and the costs associated with it such as shipping (when needed),  packaging materials etc.  All donations will be fully disclosed and regularly updated on her Facebook page, Alex's Fluffy Buddies. Be sure to like and follow our page to stay updated! We will also post lots of pics along the way showing the buddies being purchased and delivered. 

If you are unable to donate, please share our campaign so we can grow her audience of those able to help to keep her dream going.  The need for these fluffy friends never ends and she plans to continue her project indefinitely!

Alex says thank you for reading about her project!

In response to inquiries regarding mailing donations/letters to Alex's Fluffy Buddies,  we have arranged an address to send these to:

 Alex's Fluffy Buddies
1400 Lloyd Rd #67
Wickliffe Ohio 44092

Check out our Facebook page for more info and pics and to stay updated on all things fluffy!

Please message me with any questions or concerns.
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Hi everyone! We had hoped to have an update next week of new deliveries but have had to postpone this due to an unfortunate accident. Alex sat down on a concrete bench while we were out and it flipped over, hitting her ankle. Thankfully, it is not broken and it's just a miracle it wasn't! She was diagnosed with a crush injury and will be off it for a while so it can heal up. Of course, Sky Bear was there to comfort and see her through. It definitely reminded us how very important a good soft buddy is in situations like this. Thank you all for your continued support♥️
She'll be back with some delivery updates as soon as she's feeling up to it again.
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Hi everyone! It's Alex!
I want to tell everyone thank you for everyone helping me so I can give all the kids new friends!
I've been really busy with fluffy buddies and
I had my ballet recital and it was very fun! I got to be on the stage and dance in a rainbow dress!
I got to talk to lots of tv people and radio people and it was the most fun ever! My mom said we are going to make new plans now so we have a lot of stuff to do! I get to go shopping and buy so many bears and I can't even wait anymore days to do it because im to excited to see more kids!!!
I'm trying to write back to everybody that wrote me. I have lots to write still but I'm trying to catch up. Everybody said nice stuff to me and made me smile and so happy my face looks like this
I'm going to take pictures and put them in here so you can all see the new friends I get to buy. Thank you everybody sooooooooooo much!!!!
From Alex

Message from mom (Melisa):
We can't thank all of our donors enough for the amazing support you've all shown Alex's Fluffy Buddies. Alex has learned many valuable lessons throughout this experience and has made many new friends in the process.

With this dramatic new growth in her project funding, we are going to take a moment to evaluate the best way to ensure the donations are used in a way that will help as many children as possible as well as expand our reach into areas we only dreamed would be possible. We will continue our usual donations to hospitals, police and fire depts, Ronald McDonald House etc while we plan how to take this project to the next level.

We thank you all for helping Alex see her dream of every kid facing medical and crisis situations, to have a fluffy friend to see them through. We have a long way to go to see her goal of 100,000 bears given away, but we'll get there, she's very determined!

This experience has taught us all, that there are truly amazing people in this world that are compassionate and caring.

Be sure to follow Alex on Facebook to stay up to date on all the new and exciting things ahead for Alex and her Fluffy Buddies!

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Alex is so happy seeing so many people support her dream! Thank you all so much for your generous donations!
We are so excited to announce that due to these donations, we will now be able to expand Fluffy Buddies reach to more cities and states that have the same need we have only been able to previously meet locally before this incredible support!
We've had so many requests come in from hospitals and emergency services across the country, asking us to send them new friends to hand out to children that will bring them comfort in their time of need. With all the support we are receiving, we are now able to do this.. and continue to for many years to come with the support of generous donors like you!
Thank you all so much for your part in making Alex's dream of helping children come true!

For those asking how they can mail letters/ donations we have set up an address to ship to:

Alex's Fluffy Buddies
1400 Lloyd Rd #67
Wickliffe Ohio 44092
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Alex has had a very exciting day today! To say we are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of so many amazing people, would be an understatement.

We never dreamed her project would grow as it has. The donations today will enable so many children facing difficult times to receive a friend to see them through. It also will enable us to expand and continue on for longer than we could have ever hoped for.

Alex and I read every single message sent. She was up late this evening because she insisted on responding to each person that messaged her and made donations. We feel humbled by the stories shared with us and the incredible actions of so many willing to contribute to her dream of helping children through difficult times.

If she has not responded to you yet, rest assured she will catch up soon!

We can't express our appreciation enough. Thank you seems quite inadequate given what we've experienced today but we do thank you all and are so grateful for the generosity shown today by so many. ♥️

Be sure to follow her on Facebook to stay updated on all things Fluffy!
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