Virginia kids’ non-profit gives teddy bears to kids undergoing hospital treatment

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two Charlottesville, Virginia children living with a rare genetic kidney disease are giving back and cheering up kids going through similar treatments at UVA Children’s Hospital.

Lofton Graves, 10, and her little brother Thatcher noticed that some kids in the hospital needed a pick-me-up while in care.

They stepped up to the plate and started a non-profit called KB Bears, distributing hundreds of teddy bears to children their own age.

Thanks to Lofton’s idea, every child will have something soft and warm to hold when going through treatment.

Build-A-Bear made the first 500 bears for free, and Lofton and Thatcher’s doctors are also stepping up to help distribute them.

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