CHASA Mascot Has a Name – Kandu

CHASA Mascot


We’ve named our mascot – Kandu! This name was selected because of the “can do” attitude held by so many of the children, teens, and adults who have hemiplegia or hemiparesis.  The name “Kandu” was submitted to our “Name the CHASA Mascot” contest by Mike Murad of San Diego.

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) has been searching for a mascot and we were inspired by a very special penguin who lives at the Santa Barbara zoo. His name is Lucky, and he wears a special shoe like the ones worn by so many of our kids with hemiplegia. We were so excited to hear about Lucky and how strong and brave he is that the CHASA board decided to adopt a penguin as our mascot. But, our penguin mascot needed a name, so we asked for name suggestions.

Kandu will help us promote our mission of helping kids with hemiplegia, so watch for Kandu products and adventures on our CHASA website and our Facebook pages.

Donate and help us send Kandu to a child who has hemiplegia

Donate and help us send a penguin friend to a child who has hemiplegia or pediatric stroke. CHASA will send one of Kandu’s friends, a stuffed penguin, to a child with hemiplegia who is facing a difficult medical procedure or maybe just having a hard time in school or with bullying. A $30 donation will allow us to send Kandu to two children. A $100 donation will allow us to send Kandu to seven children. Donate here.

Where can I learn more about Lucky the penguin?

 Penguin With a Funky Shoe Video by Parry Gripp

A Special Shoe for a “Lucky” Penguin

Lucky’s shoe made by Teva