Olivia’s Bears is a not-for-profit organization, created by Olivia Gonyea, with an effort to reach out to children who are struggling with a medical condition. Olivia battled Ewings Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer at the age of eight. As of October 1, 2015, Olivia is cancer-free!
Thanks to the efforts of friends, family members, and the community, Olivia is able to give back to her peers who are struggling with their health. The gift of a Bear is a sign of hope, a symbol of love and support. “When you are sad, sick or just feeling down, hold this bear and know that you are not alone and that you can and will overcome these hard times.”
Olivia knows first-hand that she could not have made it through her struggles without the love and support of others. Her hope is that the gifted Bears remind children in need of how many people love and care for them. Always remember – never give up!