Dr. Kyan Zhra-Sahba Alnajafi aka "Dr. Ky," grew up listening to countless bedtime stories made up from her father. She always knew her father's stories were too great to not share with the world, so she began jotting them down. Unfortunately, she lost her dad before this bedtime story was published due to brain cancer. Dr. Ky decided she would publish this book and donate her proceeds to organizations, businesses, and research centers involving cancer in dedication to her dad and everyone out there fighting cancer. The Barry Blue Foundation was created to help find and sponsor cancer organizations, families, and individuals in need, just as her dad would have wanted.
"Barry Blue" is just like any other bear— except he is BLUE! Barry Blue is made fun for being blue and different from the other bears. One day he decides to run away deep in the forest. In Barry Blue's extraordinary journey, he saves two other outcasts, Gunner Green and Pinky Pierce. Together they find friendship and acceptance and prove color means nothing. Barry Blue's heroism creates unity between all the animals in the forest.
The Barry Blue Foundation is focused on providing help and assistance to make a long-lasting difference to those whose lives have been changed forever by cancer. All of the author's proceeds from the picture book Barry Blue will be utilized in assisting this mission.
For the Holiday 2020 season we were able to grant this Mother of four $1500. She is 33 years old with Melanoma cancer which has spread to her brain, while she has completed 6 brain surgeries, she is mentally strong and fighting her cancer bravely daily. We wish her the Barry Best in her fight!
We donated 25 of our books with fun stickers and bags to the Pediatric floor at City of Hope
We donated $500 to Brain Tumor Research in Honor of Mehrdad Sahba. The creative mind who told me the story of Barry Blue every night as a child.
We donated $1000 to a very special Breast Cancer fighter in Northern California who drives down to LA county for her treatments. We aided her with her car repairs.
Covid-safe preparations for donating our Barry Blue picture-rhyming book to the cancer pediatric wing at City of Hope!