Meddy Teddy Foundation

Building Mindful Communities

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

We believe that the right to be healthy, happy, and mindful is not a luxury, rather a necessity. When we inculcate these habits and lifestyle changes into the lives of children, they grow up to be happier and healthier individuals.


Yoga. Peace. Smiles.



Our mission is to reach out to all children who cannot afford or do not have access to Meddy Teddy. We have created Meddy Teddy as an aid to introduce children to the world of yoga. When they have a soft, adorable teddy by their side as their yoga partner, they will feel motivated towards embracing this way of life. 

Why Are Yoga and Meditation

Important for Kids? 

Building A Healthier Community

One Bear At A Time 

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Letter From Recipient

It is with great gratitude I am reading out to you on behalf of your incredibly generous donation of Meddy Teddys to the nurses of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. These bears immediately brought smiles to many. Thank you very much for your kind gift. 
The last 1-2 months have been filled with a lot of stress for our team, and I couldn’t have felt more joy opening these boxes, wrapping them with a note, and handing them out to open up conversation about yoga and meditation. One nurse said “Meddy Teddy is now our mascot”! These were also shared with patients and children. I am confident this sweet Teddy will make a wonderful impact on our team in the days and weeks to come. 
Again, thank you very much!!! Words really cannot express how appreciative I am, on behalf of all, for your kind and generous donation. 
We wanted to share a few photos! 
Take care & Stay healthy. 

Sarah Carlquist