- How Mr. Moe came to be: When I was 8 years old I was rushed to a small North Dakota hospital with a ruptured appendix. I spent 21 days total in the hospital. My dad would come to visit often. My dad would try to find out how I was feeling during his visits, so he would draw a smile-frown face on a sheet of paper. If I wasn’t feeling the best the face and my dad would always make me feel better.
That time in my life influenced my career choices, as I have been a pediatric nurse for 14 years. I have always wanted to share my Dad’s special drawing and the joy and comfort that it brought me. I have taken care of many patients that cannot communicate well and need a way to start that process.
- Our hope and prayer is that Mr. Moe is a tool to help people of all ages express their emotions.
- How to use Mr Moe
Mr Moe is a tool to share feelings.
Emotions such as: happy, sad, worry, joy, anxiety, felling alone,
Counseling tool - Counselers use this as a communication starter. Children and teenagers sometimes don't want to talk to a stranger about deep personal feelings, Mr Moe can break the ice, or ..help with anxiety.
- Parents can use Mr Moe at bedtime to share how the day went, -either at school , sleepover, or at a special event.
- Used as a happy/sad face - fun bedroom decor, its great to hug or hold as the child shares their inner feelings just to Mr Moe.