BELIEVE A BUDDY FOUNDER & CREATOR
In April 2008, Believe a Buddy Founder, Cat Kozuch, was paralyzed in an accident. Doctors told her she would never walk again. Instead of believing in her daunting diagnosis, Cat wrote an affirmation on her hospital whiteboard that stated, "Cat will walk out of here!...duh!". During her three-month hospital stay, her father was traveling for work, and every time he came back to visit her, he brought her a new teddy bear. The collection of teddy bears were pinned around the whiteboard affirmation. Finally, after weeks of speaking her affirmation out loud a miracle happened, and three months later, Cat walked out of the hospital. Cat's inspirational affirmation with the blend of cute teddy bears from her father led to the creation of Believe a Buddy.