My now friend Nichole swears Syd got her through Breast Cancer:

Hey Ellen!

I’m getting ready for my 4th chemo cycle today with 2 more remaining. I’m so grateful you sent me my own Syd! He brings me so much comfort throughout all of this! Seeing him every treatment has helped keep me strong and brought so MUCH comfort! I had some issues with my liver values being elevated and the doctor was considering delaying my treatments. Luckily Syd has helped me fight a little harder and we’re still on track. I wanted to see if you wanted to come to my last treatment? I’m going to ring the bell and rub Big Syd’s head. You and Syd have brought so much hope and comfort to my life I just wanted to extend the invite if you’re willing and able. I’d love to get to meet you in person… I want to help spread the word about you and Syd. I’m just so grateful for the strength and miracles you and him have brought me.


It’s a long story how Syd connected us, and she asked me to show up for her last treatment. We had never met. I was so honored she would invite me. I brought a little Syd for all the patients getting treatment that day. I was touched beyond measure by the smiles on their faces when they picked which color of Syd spoke to them. See a video of that special day below. Nichole had a complete response to chemo and is cancer free now! And as an added bonus, she helps me with my social media.

With love and ALWAYS a dash of magic,
Ellen and Syd