Donate to Help Make A Lasting Difference
What an amazing year 2021 was for Allyhoo! We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today! We are so close to donating 1,000 Allyhoos and have set our sights on branching out to other hospitals and locations within the community.
If you'd like to be a part of the great things we have planned for 2022, please consider making a donation to help assist our goals!
A quick recap for those who are new to my story:
Allyhoo is a 501(C)3 nonprofit I started when I was 15 years old after becoming a patient at The Children's Hospital. At 13 I was diagnosed with an unknown autoimmune disease with severe arthritis in all my joints as a side effect. For most of my high school & college career I was going through chemotherapy (3 self injections a week) to help keep my immune system from attacking itself. I am now 23 and have thankfully been in medical remission for about 4 years, although I do still deal with daily chronic pain.
I created Allyhoo as a way to help out other kids at the hospital; battling cancer, intense surgeries, or even a simple procedure because all kids deserve some comfort while going through scary life events. An Allyhoo is a handmade animal shaped pillow custom designed by customers; we make identical twins of each order so while the customer gets one, the twin is donated to The Children's Hospital in the customer's name. Our goal is to create connections for the patients to the outside world and let them know that they have people rooting them on.