Big Dolls Making a Big Difference.
This summer, two students at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University found a way to bring My Friend Huggles to people who need them.
With the help of the Institute for Health and Social Policy, they travelled all the way to Haiti to support an ongoing training program that is one of the most important initiatives to train rehabilitation providers. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with 80% of its population of 10 million living in great poverty (PAHO 1998). Haiti also has the lowest level of healthcare spending in the Western hemisphere.
My Friend Huggles dolls allowed them to help teach treatment techniques, so that kids could have access to the healthcare they need. Moreover, the Kira dolls brought a smile to many kids in the rehabilitation room while they were there for therapy.
A little smile goes a long way.
My Friend Huggles can make someone’s day.
Enter your chance to WIN a Kira doll! Click HERE!
Congratulations to Kyra from Halifax, Nova Scotia! After having brain surgery she woke up and wanted to start coloring. She colored pages to give to other kids in the hospital to make them happy because everyone should smile.
Being an Ambassador of Kindness is showing other people you care, and making them feel special.
Kindness month is over, but the Kindness Movement is just beginning. Keep your stories coming, and Huggle it forward!
Check out our facebook page to see how you could be a My Friend Huggles Ambassador too!
August is Cheerful Month! We are celebrating the last moments of summer vacation, with lots of sunshine, happiness, and laughter.
In honor of Cheerful Month, we are giving away a FREE Kira doll! All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page and enter your email on our GIVEAWAY tab.
Do you know someone you want to nominate to be a MyFriendHuggles® Ambassador of Cheer? Check out our Facebook page to enter your Cheerful stories.
We will also be sharing tips on how to be cheerful, happiness inspiration, and much much more!
A little smile goes a long way,
Being cheerful can make someone’s day.
Huggle it forward!
-The My Friend Huggles Family