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Build-A-Bear® Launches One-for-One Hugs N' Hope™ Bear to Help Provide Furry Friends to Children in NeedTo further the company's mission to add a little more heart to life, Build-A-Bear® and Build-A-Bear Foundation™ today announced the launch of Hugs N' Hope™ Bear, a new teddy bear that gives Build-A-Bear fans the chance to help share comfort and hugs with children in need. Starting today, for every Hugs N' Hope Bear sold—at U.S. and U.K. Build-A-Bear Workshop stores, and at buildabear.com and buildabear.co.uk—Build-A-Bear will donate one teddy bear to Build-A-Bear Foundation to be given to a child in need. Read more...
However, Robin isn’t your average student. She is a Canine Companions dog training to become an assistance dog. Raised by UCF student, Morgan, Robin was the first assistance dog in training allowed to live in university housing at a public university in Florida. Read more...
For many dancers, injuries are a harsh reality of the job. Kathleen occasionally experienced numbness and weakness in her legs. Her doctors determined the symptoms to be caused by a slipped disc, a common dancing injury. But as the numbness and weakness worsened, doctors decided to run additional tests. Kathleen expected that she would need surgery, but the news she received was far worse. The doctor informed Kathleen that she would never dance again; she had multiple sclerosis (MS).
“I lost my identity that day in the hospital.”