We provide these loving care packages from donations. If you would like to donate towards this great cause you can do so here or by mailing a check. Shelby and Summer thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It is our dream to touch as many lives as possible and make surgery just a little bit easier to go through for these wonderful families. Cranio Care Bears is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your donation is 100% tax deductible.
If you would like to send a check you can send it to:
Cranio Care Bears P.O Box 464 Mead, CO 80542
|Recurring Monthly Donation|
If sending money isn’t your thing, Cranio Care Bears would love to receive any other product donations you may think of and would like to share with other families going through surgery. Typical items in our care packages are socks for mom & baby, toiletries, toys, teethers, snacks, gum, chap stick, body wash, tissues, etc. We also send homemade hats, blankets, pillow cases and prayer chains. If you are a crafty person and would like to make something, we would love to include them! You can send things to:
Cranio Care Bears
PO Box 60234
Seattle, WA 98160
For a list of our current needs and instructions on how you can help with our prayer chains, click HERE.
Here’s my son James from Helensburgh, Scotland proudly wearing his hat from Cranio Care Bears. The support you all gave my family was amazing. And I cried when I received our care package as there was so much wonderful useful things in it that you people give to help folk for free, I think you are truly amazing and we thank you from our hearts. xxxx Dawn M
Make a Donation
We provide these loving care packages solely from donations. You can offer a one time donation or have a monthly donation such as $5, $10, $25, etc. a month. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible. Cranio Care Bears would also love to receive any other product donations you may think of and would like to share with other families going through surgery. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an address to mail things to.
Cranio Care Bears started with 2 cranio moms (Summer & Shelby) who’s sons had craniosynostosis and underwent surgery. The moms decided to try to touch as many lives as possible and make this surgery just a little bit easier to go through with care packages. Read our stories of our journey!
What is Craniosynostosis?
The normal skull consists of several plates of bone that are separated by sutures. The sutures (fibrous joints) are found between the bony plates in the head. As the infant grows and develops, the sutures close, forming a solid piece of bone, called the skull.
Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the sutures close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. Premature closure of the sutures may also cause the pressure inside of the head to increase and the skull or facial bones to change from a normal, symmetrical appearance.
What are the symptoms? The most common sign of craniosynostosis is an oddly shaped head at birth or by the time the child is a few months old. For example, the skull may become long and narrow. Or it may be very flat and broad in front or back or on the sides. This oddly shaped head may be the only sign of craniosynostosis.
In rare cases, the deformity causes pressure to build up on the baby’s brain. This can cause brain damage and can make the baby develop more slowly than other children.