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StinkyKids and Books, Bears, and Bonnets Supporting Those Fighting Cancer

August 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Cancer

StinkyKids (pictured above are  Britt, Julie, and Trey) are adorable dolls produced by Alexander Dolls and created by Britt Mendies, the daughter of Merrilly Mendies. Merrilly is the founder of the charity Books, Bears, and Bonnets.

For five years, Merrily watched her sister undergo tough treatments for cancer. After Emily passed, Merrily decided to turn her passion for helping others into a thoughtful and meaningful box that would be delivered to as many hospitals that would take them. Each box, hand-assembled by Merrily and volunteers in her community, contains a book, a stuffed bear and a “bonnet” or hat of some sort for the patient. The book is for the patients to read and keep them occupied during the long days of treatment. The stuffed bear is meant to bring the patient comfort and something to hold during treatment procedures. Finally, the “bonnet” would help hide the after effects of the different treatments of various diseases.

Sales of the dollar the Britt designed will go to help build more of these care packages for people suffering in the hospital. Or, of you’re like to make a donation diewctly, visit


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