When 3-year-old Brooklyn was at Texas Children’s Hospital during her infant brother Beckham’s stay, it was a scary time for the family as a whole but especially through her little eyes. There was a lot she may not have understood about why her little brother was in the hospital, but she understood that her family was hurting. It affected her too and while all eyes were on Beckham’s health, the non-profit Joe Joe Bear understood that big sister Brooklyn needed to be comforted as well. Joe Joe Bear not only gave baby Beckham his very own Joe Joe Bear to hold, they brought Brooklyn a special treat: a Valentine’s Day basket.
Brooklyn and Beckham’s mother, Stephanie, is one of our staff members at Dagley Insurance & Financial Services, our Katy TX insurance agency. This is just one of the many reasons why the Joe Joe Bear Foundation is close to our heart. Joe Joe Bear is a Houston non-profit whose mission is to provide new stuffed teddy bears to children with life-threatening illnesses to have comfort nearby 24/7.
Dagley Insurance & Financial Services, our Katy TX insurance agency and Encompass Lending Group, a Houston-based mortgage company, are teaming up to collect teddy bears for the Joe Joe Bear Foundation from July 7th – 18th. These bears will be given to children at local hospitals who may be going through treatment themselves or like Brooklyn, have a family member who is in the hospital for treatment. Both Dagley Insurance and Encompass Lending Group will have drop boxes at our offices.
You can drop your new teddy bear off at our corporate insurance office at 23102 Seven Meadows Parkway Katy, Texas. Our office is right next to the Starbucks at the corner of Fry Road and Seven Meadows Parkway.
And if you’re wondering, Beckham is home now and doing very well. He still has his Joe Joe Bear. For more about the Joe Joe Bear Foundation, please visit www.joejoebear.org.