“Our Buddies are created to bring love and security to all who need it most.”
Treneé has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years.
She was floated to all areas of the largest hospitals, especially children’s units and children’s oncology unit. She felt so sad for these children to be hospitalized, this is so unfair for them to have to go through all this. They just wanted nurses to stay with them, but of course there were also many other things needing to be done. So Treneé created a Hospital Buddy and Chemo Buddy Doll for the kids. She would tell the children their dolls have lots of hugs and kisses for them, and that she would be back shortly. They LOVED the dolls and she was so happy to bring comfort and joy to them. She enlisted other Nurses to help with the project who cheerfully joined in. The children are allowed to take the dolls with them for casting, x-rays, chemotherapy and other procedures which helps with communication between the child, providers, and families.
Happy Smiles For Kids™ donates dolls each month to different hospitals.
Later Treneé created the Sandman doll for babies and smaller children and Dental Buddy which were widely accepted instantly and in great demand, just as the Hospital and Therapy Buddy Dolls. Most recently added is our Military Buddy and Birthday Buddy. They are now available nationwide.