COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Laffy Laffalot, with its bright orange body, big engaging eyes and smile, features 20 pre-programmed buttons with hilarious belly laughs, silly giggles, snorts and more. Laughter is contagious, and Laffy Laffalot gets everyone in a room laughing instantly with its built-in speaker and MP3 sound quality. Laffy Laffalot's most unique features include four buttons that allow loved ones to record custom messages, and a hilarious helium effect dial to alter any laugh or message for endless hours of fun. Laffy Laffalot comes with a child-sensitive headset and two AA batteries.
Laffy Laffalot is great for kids of all ages, from 3 to 93, and perfect for anyone who could use a good laugh - a job seeker, an overworked mom - anyone! But Laffy Laffalot's inventor had a higher purpose in mind when he created the toy. As a 20-year veteran firefighter and paramedic, Steve Islava wanted to help the children and families he saw every day affected by trauma and illness.
Studies show that laughing helps release the body's natural painkillers - endorphins - which produce a general sense of well-being, joy and peace of mind. Laughter also relaxes the body, boosts the immune system, decreases pain and eases anxiety.
"Laughter, and the power to control pain when you can't control an illness, is empowering and therapeutic. I created Laffy Laffalot as a way to bring some happiness back into the lives of children and families dealing with illness and trauma," said Steve Islava, president, Care2Medical, the company developing and manufacturing the toy. "Children's medical care involves much more than medical intervention, and if laughter is the best medicine, then Laffy Laffalot can bring instant comfort. It's also a great tool for doctors and nurses to use to distract their small patients during uncomfortable procedures," he added.
"The partnership with Care2Medical and Laffy Laffalot will assist us in meeting our fundraising goals. This will allow us to help even more children with cancer and their families during every stage of their illness and recovery. We're proud to work with Steve and help introduce Laffy Laffalot to the world. It's a high-quality product, and it had our staff in stitches when we saw it," said Mark Stolze, president and CEO, The National Children's Cancer Society.
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Laffy Laffalot, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and their families through laughter, is developed and manufactured by Cost Mesa, Calif.-based Care2Medical. Care2Medical president Steve Islava is a 20-year veteran firefighter and paramedic, and has focused the company's mission on aiding patient comfort through the development and manufacturing of innovative, emergency medical response products. Care2Medical holds 16 U.S. and international patents and the company's most recent products include three stabilization and respiratory products - Pneusplint Inflate First Splint, Hip & Pelvic Stabilizer Splint, and Continuous Care Nebulizer. In 2009, Continuous Care Nebulizer won the Top EMS Innovation from EMS Magazine at the 2009 EMS Expo.
For more information, please call Steve Islava at 877-646-1886 or visit http://www.laffylaffalot.com