Feel Better Friends

Feel Better Friends are handmade dolls stuffed with love and well wishes, crafted by volunteers and donated to children battling cancer and other illnesses. In May of 2014 Shanon Fouquet, came up with the idea when she saw a picture of a little girl named Berkeley who was battling cancer and holding her American Girl doll. Shanon looked at this particular photo of this brave little girl who was proud to be going ‘wigless’ to her doctor’s appointment that day, and Shanon couldn’t help but wonder if Berkeley would like for her doll to be able to go ‘wigless’ too. It was then that Shanon decided to come up with a handmade doll created just for Berkeley with a wig and matching clothes that could go ‘wigless’ just like her! The FBF project was launched and quickly grew and soon there were enough children wanting FBF dolls that Shanon couldn’t keep up. She started a volunteer group of other crocheters who wanted to give just like Shanon. Now with almost 300 volunteers across the US and some in other countries (Canada, Australia, England, Denmark, Holland), there are children all around the world receiving the love and comfort of their very own FBF dolls. “We do this to help make their world a slightly brighter place, to give them something soft and comforting to hang on to, and to remind the adults in their lives that there is a whole army of loving crafters who are hoping and praying (and crafting!) for children in need.” said Amy Schaumburg.

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