Sending Baxter's Smile Box to Kids fighting cancer.
BaxStrong was started in honor of Baxter Duddy, our superhero. We send smiles and encouragement to children fighting Childhood cancer throughout the United States by sending them Baxter's Smile Box.
Baxter's Smile Box is Filled with crafts, sensory toys, and fun items to encourage and make everyone in the family SMILE. One day we hope to reach, help, and make every family affected by Childhood Cancer Smile.
09/27/10 - 08/10/19
Meet Baxter, our SuperHero and Inspiration to be BAXSTRONG
Baxter Duddy was diagnosed with Brain cancer, anaplastic Ependymoma, on April 6, 2015, at 4 years old. It was not an easy fight, but Baxter never let his 'tumor' stop him or let it bring him down, and was often found listening to "Don't Worry, Be Happy".
Baxter always, always had a Smile on his face, as his mom I believe he did that for me, he knew I was worried, but his smile made me smile every time. After years of Fighting on August 10, 2019, at 8 years old, Baxter took his last breath.
Baxter's love and strength were so profound that I knew that something good was going to come from Baxter's Fight, and it has, and Good continues to come!
During Baxter's fight, we traveled to 4 different medical facilities for treatments over those years, and we always had a goody bag of toys and coloring books, and if we didn’t, or he got bored with what we did have, we would take him to the gift shop to get some more.
He LOVED getting packages in the mail. We decided to share his Smile and some of his favorite activities with kids that are also fighting childhood cancer. We know first hand the power of a Smile!
What we do
Baxter's Smile Box
Baxter's Smile Box is full of Smiles for children and their families going through childhood cancer. Each box is filled with arts & crafts, Play-doh, sensory toys, and much more to put a BIG SMILE on each and every childs face!
Commitment to our Community
With our organization’s mission always in mind, and Baxter’s love for his peers and his doctors and nurses, we want to give young adults graduating high school and wanting to pursue a degree in the medical field a chance for Baxter Duddy’s Scholarship fund.