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Help 500 Kids In Hospitals Receive A Medi Teddy!

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Raised by 632 people in 9 days
Medi Teddy is a company started by 12 year old Ella Casano.    Ella has to have IVs every 8 weeks and designed Medi Teddy  (a stuffed animal pouch) to conceal bags of IV medication or blood products from pediatric patients like her who might be feeling scared in the hospital.  
     
From original post: Ella has a patent and a manufacturing company for her product (New England Toy), but the minimum order is 500 units.  Help Ella get started with her first order so she can donate 500 Medi Teddys to children just like her.  

The update:  We thought if we were lucky, we would raise enough money to help 500 kids get a Medi Teddy for free.  We figured we'd be delivering crates of Medi Teddys to hospitals in our community and that many might refuse us.  Never in a million years did we expect the outpouring of world-wide support and desire for Medi Teddy!  You guys knocked this out of the park and we are so grateful!!!!   
    We are adapting quickly and working hard on the best plan to help as many kids as possible have a Medi Teddy for free and also how to meet the demand that we are experiencing.    


 The boring stuff:      We will keep you posted on our tax status; we don't have 501(c)3 approval. 
 
Follow Medi Teddy on Instagram at medi_teddy or check us out online at www.medi-teddy.org

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Dear Medi Teddy friends; and there are so many of you from around the globe,

What we thought would be a small fundraiser to donate to 500 children in hospitals in our community, has created a media storm and world-wide demand for Ella's Medi Teddy.

A close friend said, "we humans feel badly for Ella and pray for her each week (and we WILL), but I am tempted to fall on my hands and knees and pray for the ones who are HEALTHY to open their hearts wider and show them how much wider the world is then themselves. " And open your hearts you have. We are so humbled.

We wanted to update you that we are working very hard on the best ways to supply a Medi Teddy to all the children, adults, and even, yes, pets, around the world who would like one, and to make sure Medi Teddy Inc. is around for a long time.

Even as we work through our options, it continues to be our goal to give away as many Medi Teddys as we possibly can, while trying to meet worldwide demand. We will continue to keep you updated.

With gratitude,
Ella, Meg and the entire Casano Family
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Dear Medi Teddy Friends - We've been inundated in such a wonderful way with your beautiful and heart wrenching stories, emails, and support. We know so many of you are anxious to help and to receive a Medi Teddy. Over the coming week or two we will be responding to each individual email and tracking how many Medi Teddys are needed and where. We ask you to please be patient and know that we are working as fast as we can to get your sweet angels a Medi Teddy! If you have not heard back from us in a week, please reach out again. We will continue to keep you updated. Thank you for your continued support.
Ella and Meg
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WOW!! We are so incredibly thankful for your generous support and encouragement. You have all made it possible for Medi Teddy to place its first order of 500 Medi Teddys which will be distributed at no cost to children in need!!!!!! We hope this is just the beginning, and you will all be able to say YOU made this possible. From the bottom of our hearts - thank you! Ella, Meg and the Casano Family. xo
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