Up to 40% of the 18 million children living with a chronic illness in the US alone develop post traumatic stress disorder.
Who We Are
Fluffy Friends for Children with Chronic Conditions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops methods to improve patient experiences and outcomes through comfort and healing.
This organization is driven by a single goal: to lessen the adverse effects of lifelong illness on chronically-ill patients. Our "Fluffy Friends" provide these children with a comforting companion and physicians with a way to connect with their patients.
Our mission is to brighten the lives of children with chronic conditions one FluffyFriendTM at a time by providing comfort and healing to improve patients' experiences and outcomes
At Fluffy Friends for Children with Chronic Conditions, we believe in taking action in order to comfort vulnerable children and to raise public awareness about chronic illnesses and their effects on young, fragile patients. "Fluffy Friends" serve as his or her very own companion who can relate to hospital experiences. We promote our initiatives to ensure all children with chronic illness never feel that they are fighting their battle alone. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
Our Initiatives: Making a Difference
4 Overlapping Goals
Foster healthy psychological development in patients who have experienced traumatic medical episodes and break the cycle of adverse effects
Facilitate trusting physician-patient relationships through health communication
Improve patient education
Remain sensititve to stigmas and other psychosocial challenges associated with chronic illness
Comfort and healing
Continuing Medical Education focused on trauma-informed care
Better patient experiences and outcomes