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The Katie’s Wish Foundation was founded in late 2012, shortly after the passing of Katie McBurnett. Katie received a life-saving heart transplant in 2007 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Katie’s Wish Foundation holds the Katie McBurnett 5K in Columbus, Indiana each year.

We work closely with five hospitals in Indiana and Kentucky to provide Cough Buddy bears to patients who use them to help heal from open heart, chest or abdominal surgery.