“I really like the Aflac duck. It’s my friend to help me get through all the tough times here.”
— Young girl with cancer
“If she has something to sit with her, something to take her through it,
a friend that will always be there, it will make a difference.”
— Parent of patient
“That belief that you can do anything is important for any child with a health condition. I was diagnosed with human growth hormone deficiency. I self-administered daily injections throughout my childhood. Some days, I felt entirely helpless. That feeling is something I hope no child ever has to experience. Play is an untapped resource for our healthcare system.”
— Aaron Horowitz, Co-Founder & CEO, Sproutel, DFA Alum
“There’s no integrated voice assistant, you can’t play games with it, there’s no camera — but all of that actually makes the duck feel smarter than gadgets with way too many features.
The duck does just enough to comfort children during a difficult time.”
— The Verge
“Every once in a while I get to work with entrepreneurs who really are changing the world.
Hannah and Aaron are two of the best. In all the hype of ‘the next Uber’ or
‘Bitcoin billionaires,’ it’s important to remember that entrepreneurs
have the power to make the world better.”
— Allan Tear, Managing Partner, Beta Spring & RevUP Fund, Mentor