Lorraine Tallman and Comfy Cozy’s

Story #27
Air Date: January 15, 2014

At the age of nine, Lorraine Tallman’s daughter Amanda spent two and a half years undergoing chemotherapy and fighting leukemia. Friends and family celebrated her end of chemotherapy, but three months later the cancer came back in 80% of her body and as a mass in her brain.

Amanda passed away in March 2012 at the age of 12. Shortly after, Lorraine started Comfy Cozy’s for Chemo. Before dying, Amanda asked her mom to help other kids going through chemotherapy keep their dignity intact. Amanda hated having to take her shirt off in the chemo room with other kids and families around.

A Comfy Cozy allows kids undergoing chemotherapy to keep their shirt on, it has buttons, zippers and openings. The tie-dyed shirts each cost $25 and are made by a nonprofit in India that employs women who are victims of domestic violence.

In a little more than a year Lorraine has given away more than 2,000 Comfy Cozys and makes sure no family ever has to pay for one.

After 5-hour ENERGY surprised Lorraine with a check for $50,000 she tearfully said, “this will help a lot of kids,” and donated the $50,000 check right back to Comfy Cozy’s for Chemotheraphy.

For more information visit www.comfycozys.com

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7 Responses to Lorraine Tallman and Comfy Cozy’s

  1. Charles Brock January 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    WILL BUY next the next bottle of 5 – hour energy I see Q!

  2. Stihlyn January 18, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    I absolutely admire and respect you for going out of your way to help children with the process of something that should never even happen to something so incredibly fragile and innocent. And to 5 hour energy for helping so many people out with their efforts! God Bless You. I would absolutely love to know where i could donate some money as well.

  3. Buzz January 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    Lorraine Tallman’s story came up on as an advertisement for the 5-hr Energy product while I was searching on U-Tube for something and I was delighted to see the video and became genuinely engaged in the story.
    Ms. Tallman should be highly commended for all her efforts and I personally want to send my deepest condolences to her and her family on the loss of her daughter, Amanda. I was hoping the story would tell us that she was alive and well. Amanda’s soul lives on forever through this charity which is helping so many other innocent children that must be heroic enough to endure chemotherapy. God Bless you, your family and your organization. I will investigate on my end how to contribute to this great cause and attempt to secure some of these great shirts for kids in a hospital nearby my home.
    I will also spread the word to friends of mine so that others may hear about this awesome organization. I was deeply moved by this act of kindness, generosity and sacrifice of Ms. Tallman’s time. She is a true hero. Thank you to 5-hr Energy for sharing this thoughtful and enlightening story. Rock On Comfy Cozy’s for Chemo!!!

    • Lorraine April 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #


      Thank you! Watching Amanda’s Dream growing across the USA is a dream come true.
      Someday will be in all 180 pediatric hospitals. One step at a time.
      As Amanda would say “Bighug”


  4. Gaylon January 21, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Not a fan of Energy Drinks personally but will definitely support 5 Hour because of their support to such great causes such as Lorraine. Your selflessness is inspirational. I know you do it for the young ones and their families but you also a touch lots of others as we’ll. best wishes for both and how refreshing to see a corporate conscience in action. Cheers

  5. Lorraine January 23, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Thank you Stihlyn, Big Hug!!! Please donate at our website. http://www.comfycozys.com

  6. Sheila Thelen February 27, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    This is so FABULOUS. Love this story! Keep up the good work!

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