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29th December 2011

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Warr

Where are you from?: leeton

How did you find out about us?: port maquarie hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: beanie april 30th 2007

Comments: thank you very much to beanies parents for your comfort this bear has brought us!felt like we were not leaving hospital empty hannded such a wonderful organisation!also to the lovely staff at port maquarie hospital that made it that much easier!
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21st December 2011

First Name: Allison

Last Name: Hughes

Where are you from?: St Clair

How did you find out about us?: Received a bear of hope today

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Angel Robinson 12.5.2010

Comments: I will probably never meet the mother who donated this bear. I was released today and as soon as i was given the bear my 15month old son took it and hugged it straight away. Thank you to the person who donated this bear and i hope to follow and also contribute in the very special cause. It brought a tear to my eye (and my mums) when i got the bear.
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18th December 2011

First Name: Kirsten

Last Name: Mac

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Doctor

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Riley David Cummings

Comments: Thank you to the parents of Riley for the bear package I received at the hospital.

Sadly, on 4.12.11 my little Daniel Andrew was taken from me, at 19 weeks due to multiple abnormalities.

May all our angels rest in peace x
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15th December 2011

First Name: Hayley

Last Name: Thompson

Where are you from?: Northern Rivers NSW

How did you find out about us?: Was informed via person who had brochure

Comments: I recently suffered a miscarriage - I am currently awaiting pathology results on to verify that it was classed as a normal miscarriage as there was some indication of it being a molla pregnancy which I had never heard of but can lead to other health problems. Through the ordeal someone had advised me of your website which I have just visited today and is lovely. I have not encountered many people in my circle who have been through this, so the understanding is limited, your website, support and newsletters will be useful.
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6th December 2011

First Name: Meghanne

Last Name: Lee

Where are you from?: Maitland NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Chloe

Comments: We lost our son Kody at 32 weeks on 7.7.2011.
Thank you very much for all the support from Bears of Hope.
We couldn't have done it without them...
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1st December 2011

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Stanik

Where are you from?: Thornton NSW

How did you find out about us?: A family member

Comments: We were recommended to look at your site after being told at our 12 week scan yesterday that we had lost our precious little baby. Both my husband and i are devastated at this as we have been trying for 1 1/2 years for a brother or sister for our little girl who is turning 2 in a few days
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30th November 2011

First Name: casey

Last Name: wilde

Where are you from?: Warren NSW

How did you find out about us?: dubbo base hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Maddi Maree Langdon 16/05/10 and Brock G Riddiford 10/5/10

Comments: after the loss of my twin boys on the 25th october 2011 i found out about this beautiful organisation i felt very humbled to know that someone who had been through this heartbreaking loss could think of someone else.. from the very bottom of my heart thank you my little baby bears sleep with me every night as the nighttime is the hardest of all.. thank you once again for giving me HOPE... hope for a better tomorrow..xoxox regards Casey Wilde
Jordan and Jackson Daley 25.10.11
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30th November 2011

First Name: Brittany

Last Name: Wood

Where are you from?: Braxton NSW

How did you find out about us?: My precious Hope Bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Imogen Dewson Dyball

Comments: Thank you so very much for my Bear Of Hope

I lost my Angel on Monday due to severe health issues

Riley Jack Hawkins
28.11.2011
8.44am

May Riley be in peace with all our Angel Babies
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21st November 2011

First Name: Teagan

Last Name: Coleman

How did you find out about us?: My sister

Comments: My little neice passed away begging of this year, it's been really hard for all of us and escpecaially my sister we all dont know what to say most times ,but it was even more sad about the death of kailey as she was healthy the hospital stuffed up too busy wowering about weather or not to bring in a doctor, my sister and another nurse tried to tell this older nurse that something was wrong but she wouldn't listen, kailey had eaten her pooh and suffered brain damage she survived two days until my sister had to make the decision as there was no brain act what so ever, the saddest thing is orange base cared for a awile just to make sure she would sue now there has been no phone calls to ask how's she's going , love you kailey soffiah so very mch miss you heaps.xxxx
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18th November 2011

First Name: Felicity

Last Name: Berthon

Where are you from?: Branxton

How did you find out about us?: a friend
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2nd November 2011

First Name: Alicia

Last Name: Compton

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Received a donation package at hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophie Cleo

Comments: Thank you for the lovely package i received. A nice glimpse of light at then end of a very dark tunnel
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1st November 2011

First Name: kylie

Last Name: dornan

Where are you from?: guyra nsw

How did you find out about us?: social worker at hopital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: jack

Comments: my baby was stillborn and the bears of hope was the sweetest nicest thing that i have recieved and it made me feel like someone cares and that there is support out there
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20th October 2011

First Name: Megan

Last Name: Elliott

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

How did you find out about us?: Bears of Hope pack was given to us at Newcastle Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Diego Jose Nobile - 16/7/2009

Comments: Thank you so much for the valuable packs you have put together for such a trying & devastating time. A huge Thank You also to Diego's parents for their contribution of a precious bear in honour of their Angel. The website & support available is very comforting & we would like to get involved with fundraising to help other families dealing with the same or similar situations, it is such a worthy cause.
We lost our precious Little Man "Jaxx Robert David Elliott" 17-10-2011 at 39.5 weeks after a perfect pregnancy & nothing can prepare you for that. We have donated a few bears in honour of our sleeping Angel & hope he brings some comfort to other families in their time of need.
Love you Always & Forever our Little Angel, forever in hearts & taken too soon xox
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28th October 2011

First Name: Lee

Last Name: Gavrilis

Where are you from?: Sydney

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Edward James 22/12/09

Comments: I delivered my baby boy at 20wks on 9th of October 2011, he had been passed away for possibly 3wks before that. This was my first pregnancy and there was no genetic or medical reason for what happened all the tests came back fine, which is good for our future pregnancies, but it still doesnt take away the pain of losing our little angel.
It was beautiful to receive the bear of hope donated to us, and we have also donated one to the hospital and hope that it brings a tiny bit of comfort atleast to another mother who has to go through the same :)
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26th October 2011

First Name: Dyan

Last Name: Henry

Where are you from?: Dubbo

How did you find out about us?: My friend lost her twins at 21weeks

Comments: The Gift bag my Best Friend received was the most beautiful thing i have ever seen. This is such a hard time for evryone now but that has helped her so much. THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT GOES INTO MAKING THIS POSSIBLE.
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23rd October 2011

First Name: Belinda

Last Name: Street

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Royal Hobart Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: I was 9 weeks pregnant. our little angel

Comments: thanks for this site it has been very helpfull. And the brouchers that came with the gift bag a very useful and the bear is very cute. thanks once again
Belinda & Ross
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13th October 2011

First Name: Kathleen

Last Name: Rolfe

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW Australia

How did you find out about us?: Genea

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Layla Jay Bowley

Comments: I have three angels now, and received my first bear just over a week ago. I would love another two bears for my other two angels and I would also love to start some fundraising in honour of my angels. I am looking forward to meeting other angel parents this October 15th at Eden Gardens. Thank you for being possible. <3
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2nd October 2011

First Name: Cynthia

Last Name: Burns

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Mater Mothers Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Miller Ramage

Comments: Losing our first born daughter Macy on July 3rd 2011 was the hardest experience I have ever endured. I would like to thank Miller Ramage's parents gor their gift bear I received,was so hard leaving the hospital without my baby girl but holding onto your bear,I took comfort in knowing I wasn't alone through my darkest hour.
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26th September 2011

First Name: Tracy

Last Name: Farrar

Where are you from?: Kellyville Ridge, NSW

How did you find out about us?: My Sister-in-law

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Clare 11.04.07

Comments: In Loving memory of
CAMERON DAVID FARRAR
Born sleeping 23rd July 2008
It broke our hearts to lose you
but you did not go alone,
part of us went with you,
the day god called you home.
Our precious angel you will be forever loved and missed. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you and wish that you were here with us. You will always have a piece of our hearts. We love you our darling. All our love Mummy and Daddy xoxo
We would like to thank our family, friends and everyone at the Bears of Hope for all your love and support during the hardest thing that we have ever had to go through. We can't thank you enough xoxo
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21st September 2011

First Name: rachel

Last Name: scifleet

Where are you from?: shellharbour

How did you find out about us?: my cousin

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: imogene -kate 27/10/2008

Comments: I recieve this a week after my son who was a twin died due to kidney, liver and lung disease. Even though I know im not the only one going through this it was comforting to read the name and know that a least one other person knows what my husband and are going through
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20th September 2011

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Harris

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Received a bear for our Emily rose jarman

Comments: I would like to say thank you very much. The Teddy bear we received is with our daughter Emily. The pack we got off you's really helped n it was beautiful.
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18th September 2011

First Name: Hymie

Last Name: Goldblatt

Where are you from?: Australia

How did you find out about us?: Friend

Comments: Fabulous work folks, thanks.
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13th September 2011

First Name: Danni

Last Name: Hallam

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Through the internet

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kristen Elise 04.12.2010

Comments: I would like to thank the parents to baby Kristen Elise for our Bear of Hope. It will be cuddle by my family for many years to come xox

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9th September 2011

First Name: Ada

Last Name: Taleb

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Westmead Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Owen Reilly, 28-10-2009

Comments: Receiving the Bear on my baby's 1 month anniversary meant so much to me...Thank You very much
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6th September 2011

First Name: Katie

Last Name: King

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

How did you find out about us?: John Hunter Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hayden Webb

Comments: It has now been 7 months since my beautiful first child Chelsea was stillborn at 29 wks. We still are waiting for her autopsy results but it looks like a fetomaternal heommarrage took her little life. They still dont know what caused it but.. I had the pleasure today of meeting Hayden's parents. I had already met Bec a few months ago but I met Haydens daddy today too. They are wonderful people. Friends I wouldnt have made otherwise. Friends I didnt want (you know what I mean) but now whom I couldnt do without. Bec, you know how much you, Tim and Hayden mean to me, Jase and Chels. I am so glad our babies brought us together and I know they are up there sitting next to each other and watching over us xxxxxx
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2nd September 2011

First Name: Gillian

Last Name: GrahamCrowe

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Received a bear in hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay & Jamie Vic

Comments: Our precious firstborn baby girl, Layla Emerald was stillborn at full-term on 11 July 2011. I received a Bear of Hope in hospital after Layla's birth, which gave me enormous comfort in the early days, particularly as we made the very lonely journey home from hospital. I was lucky enough to receive a second bear, arranged by a beautiful girlfriend of mine, when I arrived home without by baby girl. We have donated four bears in Layla's name to RPAH. Xx
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1st September 2011

First Name: Carlene

Last Name: Nand

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Bears of hope gift bag we received from the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Maddi Maree Langdon

Comments: This site has helped us a lot. It containers all the specific information we were looking for.
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31st August 2011

First Name: Annmarie

Last Name: Vella

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: losing our babies

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan John Mcdonald

Comments: Our twin baby boys Aaron and Brendan Vella, sadly born sleeping 29/08/2011 too soon for this life. We now have 3 little Boys in heaven, we hope and pray they will watch over us eternally.....Rest in Peace Mason, Aaron and Brendan. Mummy Daddy Gabrielle and Natalie will never ever forget you. XXXX
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31st August 2011

First Name: kylie

Last Name: stringer

Where are you from?: mid north coast

How did you find out about us?: john hunter hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Imogen Dewson Dyball 6/10/2010

Comments: this is a lovely service that has been created and appreciated by many. My little angel blake was found to have no kidneys at 18weeks. the staff at john hunter were amazing and at 20weeks i was able to hold my little boy to say goodbye

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15th August 2011

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Macbeth

Where are you from?: Mid North Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay & Jamie Vic

Comments: Thank you so much for all that you do. I only found out this morning that I had miscarried and was given a bear of hope at the hospital and it has been a great comfort to have other people who are unfortunately in the same situation around for support.
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26th July 2011

First Name: Sanja

Last Name: Durdevic

Where are you from?: Dee Why, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Manly Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Holly Strong 9/11/2010

Comments: Our much loved baby Sani was found to have no heartbeat at a routine clinic visit at 16 weeks. We were given our bear of hope package which helped us feel supported and reminds us to treasure our baby and remember all the precious babies that have been lost.
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20th July 2011

First Name: Bronwyn

Last Name: White

Where are you from?: Newcastle, NSW

How did you find out about us?: In Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Aiden Grills

Comments: Our son and daughter-in-law were extremely touched and grateful to receive a special bear following the still birth of their 1st child, a daughter, Charlotte Eileen. As grandparents we were also very appreciative of the care and thoughtfulness this gesture brought to our family at this dreadful time. We would also like to donate a bear in honour of our grand-daughter.
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16th July 2011

First Name: Kristy

Last Name: Terelinck

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: We were given a bear gift bag

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jordan James Jackson

Comments: Our little girl, Ruby Anne passed away on the 13th of May, 2011. Jordan's bear means alot to us and we hope that whoever gets Ruby's will be as touched. We are very sorry to have such a sad thing in common. Kind wishes & thanks.
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13th July 2011

First Name: Kirsten

Last Name: Tydd

Where are you from?: Scone NSW

How did you find out about us?: From Bear Donation

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jacinta & Madelin 03/11/03

Comments: Thank you for your donation of my very special bear. I love & cherish it and it helped me get through some tough times of empty arms especially coming home. What a wonderful organisation. I have since gone on to donate a bear in honor of our Emily Jane. Words can't explain what a truely fantatsic thing you are doing for us all. THANKYOU!! We know we are not alone.
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12th July 2011

First Name: Nicolette

Last Name: Nasilasila

Where are you from?: Inverell

How did you find out about us?: John Hunter Hospital

Comments: Our beautiful daughter Ella Lewabua Nasilasila was born sleeping on 21 June 2011. Our precious angel was perfect in every way, and not a day goes by without us remembering what a special little girl she was. We we so looking forward to becoming a mummy and daddy, and no one can ever really understand what we have been through unless you have been through it yourself. We cry daily for the little girl we will always miss and never get to see grow up. Mummy and Daddy love you up to the stars Ella xxx never to be forgotten.
Thank you to Alejandria's parents for their donation of our bear. It is a comfort in a time of great sadness xxx
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7th July 2011

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Jones

Where are you from?: Parkes

How did you find out about us?: Was given a bears of hope pack in hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Khalan Betty 12/1/11

Comments: To feel our baby move for the first time is the best feeling to be told that a moving baby is a healthy baby. This wasnt the case for our little one 18 week ultrasound revealed our little bub had signifigant abnormalities with brain and heart. We had a huge decision to continue pregnancy with chance the baby wouldnt survive and if it did when born would have severe brain development and only half a heart that worked. Or to terminate the pregnancy - which is what we did. Our beautiful little girl Makayla was born on the 4th July. I know in time it will get better but the pain you feel inside is just so huge.
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22nd June 2011

First Name: Wilhelmina

Last Name: Long

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Given a bears of hope gift pack

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zoe Ball

Comments: We lost our treasured child this morning, a precious daughter named Evangeline Frances Long. I spontaneously went into labour at 23 1/2 weeks and delivered a live baby. She stayed in my arms until well past the hour and a half when she died. My husband held her too. Getting the little bear is part of what is helping us manage our grief. It is calming to know I'm not alone in this experience.
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21st June 2011

First Name: Nikki

Last Name: Howden

Where are you from?: Cowra NSW

How did you find out about us?: We were given a Bear of Hope pack at Cowra Hospital where I delivered Chance

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon McDonald 17/9/2010

Comments: On 19th March 2011 my husband Brian and I gave birth to the most beautiful sleeping baby after 36 weeks of pregnancy, following successful IVF treatment. We named her Chance Nicole Graf Howden. Chance has 6 brothers and sisters. Our hearts have been torn apart, and we are trying to cope the best we can without her physical presence. Receiving Chance's Bear of Hope pack was a very emotional, yet comforting experience. It relieved us of some of the feeling of isolation, and allowed us to leave hospital without completely empty arms. We talk about how the parents of little angel Ryan Jon McDonald must feel, and hope they are a little comforted to know that his Bear of Hope takes pride of place snuggled up next to Chance's urn to keep her warm. xxx
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12th June 2011

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Ross

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: Google search

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jellybean
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9th June 2011

First Name: Laura

Last Name: Pavy

Where are you from?: Ulladulla NSW

How did you find out about us?: at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: James Hurst

Comments: Thank you to Bears of Hope and to the family of James Hurst. Your gift made our loss just that tiny bit easier to bear.

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2nd June 2011

First Name: Shirley

Last Name: Mortara

Where are you from?: New Zealand

How did you find out about us?: At a one life ceremony at Bicentennial Park Homebush

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sybella Wade

Comments: I just wish we had known about you when my daughter lost her baby at 9 weeks pregnancy in October 2010. We all felt so alone and had nowhere to turn to. The hospital told my daughter by phone that baby had died in utero. They knew she has bipolar and still did it is such a heartless manner. She asked for counselling and was told that she did not qualify because it was her first misscarriage. It was so cold and heartless the way she was told.
Are there leaflets that can be left at prenatal clinics, so that ones like my daughter have somewhere to turn to.
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31st May 2011

First Name: Heather

Last Name: Halford

Where are you from?: USA

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

Comments: Such a wonderful website. Thank you for the support and info on this page. It is a much needed topic to be talked about.
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29th May 2011

First Name: Carli

Last Name: Odgers

Where are you from?: Caroline Springs Melbourne Victoria

How did you find out about us?: A friend purhcased us a Bears of Hope Gift Pack

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jay Blair Tucker 27-07-2010

Comments: We recently lost our son Sam William Odgers at 23 weeks. He was born stillborn due to be having a complicated illness with burst appendix. I loved receiving my gift bag, look forward to planting my seeds.
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28th May 2011

First Name: Susie

Last Name: Fletcher

Where are you from?: Ulmarra NSW

How did you find out about us?: Grafton Base Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Edward James 22-12-2009

Comments: Our Angel baby, Evan Joseph, had to born on 26/05/11 at just 18wks 2days after my waters broke following an infection........ I was induced and had to go through labour only to have our tiny sleeping baby placed in my arms, he was beautiful with 10 tiny fingers & 10 tiny toes - it was the hardest day of my life and not a day will go by that i don't think of him. I want to thank the parents of Edward James for providing our Bear of Hope and will be delivering our own Bear of Hope to the hospital in honour of our beautiful boy in the hopes of comforting another family one day. Love to all the families out there that have lost an Angel xxxx
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27th May 2011

First Name: Debbie

Last Name: Renshaw

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Work

Comments: I would like to say that I am a nurse working in this area and we greatly appreciate the teddys we are able to give to our parents in their time of loss. They are precious.
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27th May 2011

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Dowdell

Where are you from?: Townsville

How did you find out about us?: At the hospital, when I received my BOH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Layla Joy Bowley

Comments: We lost our baby on 26/05/2011, at 15weeks & 4 days. My membranes ruptured pre-maturely & we were hoping that the baby would be able to build up the fluid, but unfortunatley that wasn't to be.
Words can not describe how we are feeling, but I know that we are not alone. Bears Of Hope is a wonderful organisation & we have now donated our own BOH, so that another family will know that they are not alone.

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25th May 2011

First Name: Marianne

Last Name: Turnbull

Where are you from?: Narrabeen, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Royal North Shore Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oliver Natale 19/11/08

Comments: Thank you Bears of Hope and the family of Oliver Natale 19/11/08 for donating a little bear that we could take home with us.

We lost our beautiful baby boy or "Tiny T" as we liked to call him on 27th April 2011. For reasons unknown to us my waters broke when I was just 24 weeks pregnant, we managed to hold on to him until he was 25.4 weeks but due to an infection we had to get him out. He survived for only 2 and a half precious hours. We decided to name him "Tom" after his dad. Our lives will never be the same again, we will miss you forever little one. We hope and pray that you are somewhere safe and in time you will send us a little brother or sister for you.

We hope the the bear we have donated in Toms honour will bring at least a small amount of comfort to another family in need.

Love to all the families that have suffered such great sadness.
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18th May 2011

First Name: Alice

Last Name: Robinson

Where are you from?: Casino, NSW

How did you find out about us?: I recived a Bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Flower Mary
Rogers-Robinson

Comments: Thank you for our Bear. The bear is larger than Flower. Flower was a tiny baby girl who died at 24 weeks without ever seeing the sunshine, but she tried; she had one tiny eye open. We've decided to scatter Flower's ashes at one of our favourite forest creeks so that she may nurture many growing things and become part of a never ending eco-system and be beautiful and enjoy eternal sunshine and bird song. When we visit the forest creek we can be close to her again, listern to the creek and the birds, the wind in the trees, and hear in that the life and joy that Flower became. Bear can come too. Please know that Bears of Hope really helped us. Receiving Bear at the hospital helped start our closure and confirmed the reality of our experience in a soft nurturing way. We treasure our Bear now, and Bear will be a gift for our next child.

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11th May 2011

First Name: Kristi

Last Name: Wakeling

Where are you from?: Wagga Wagga

How did you find out about us?: Friend/hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah
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5th May 2011

First Name: corryn

Last Name: arthur

Where are you from?: nsw

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: twiggy 15.11.2010

Comments: thankyou for your kind donation,your bear of hope gave us much needed comfort.
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2nd May 2011

First Name: Ashley

Last Name: Hunt

Where are you from?: Orange

How did you find out about us?: Recieving a bear at royal north shore

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophie cleo

Comments: I have already entered the guest book but didnt realise y could write about why u recieved it i recieved this afta my little angel kailey soffiah sherlock passed away after two days the doctors didnt deliver her quick enough cause they couldnt decide wether or not to have a ceaser she was 3 days over due she loss oxygen to her brain which caused severe brain damage and multi organ failure my poor little angel will be dearly missed by family and her big sis Ellah-jane xoxo this bear has given me alot of help :)

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1st May 2011

First Name: Sharni

Last Name: Wright

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: I recieved a beautiful bears of hope gift bag

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: ~Jay Blaik Tucker~

Comments: I would love to thank bears of hope and the lovely family of Jay Blaik Tucker for helping my partner and I after our little man was taken to join his place with the angels.

Chase James Ackerley Trueman - Born 29th of April 2011. Our precious little man, you came into into our lives & touched our hearts ever so much, sadly to early. Mummy and daddy will never forget you our perfect little man - to perfect for this world. Our strong little angel in our hearts forever and ever. We will never forget the magic you bought to us, thank you, we will love you & hold you in our hearts forever & ever.
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26th April 2011

First Name: Alison

Last Name: Reeve

Where are you from?: Quirindi

How did you find out about us?: After receiving a bear at Tamworth Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon McDonald

Comments: Thank you for the comfort of this bear. I look at it everyday with sadness but a smile as I think of Samuel, our little one we miscarriaged at 18 weeks on 19/4/11. Now in Jesus arms! Thank you so much!

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26th April 2011

First Name: Narelle

Last Name: Johnson

Where are you from?: newcastle nsw

How did you find out about us?: hospital, previous miscarriages

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sybella Eve Wade

Comments: Hi , My name is Narelle.
I have been here before with 2 previous miscarriages(1 in march 2010 & 1 in september 2010) and now i have lost my third.I was 19 weeks and 3 days when i lost my son Kayne Robert Johnson-Boole.This was my worst as i was further in my pregnancy with him.My waters broke at home and i was taken to hospital to find that he had all ready entered the cervix with his hand and cord.I had to make the decision of giving birth to him,so did,he arrived on Friday 8th of April 2011 at 7.51am,he weighed only 250grams.He was so gorgeous.The next hardest thing i had to do was to organise a funeral for him,this was the worst day of my life.So we have finally put him to rest(14th of April 2011).Now i have 3 beautiful little angels up in heaven watching over us.I have 3 Bears of Hope sitting near my bed so when i get up of a morning i look at the 3 of them and think of them and i kiss each Bear. At the funeral i played the CD that i was given to me in hospital,it is the most wonderful song as it says everything. I like to Thank the Bears of Hope support group, been wonderful, the gift bag is great. R.I.P my little boy.
KAYNE ROBERT JOHNSON-BOOLE 8TH OF APRIL 2011. Mummy will always love you. xxxxxxx

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20th April 2011

First Name: Laura

Last Name: Martin

Where are you from?: Kempsey

How did you find out about us?: John Hunter

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Scarlett May

Comments: Thankyou for our beautiful bear, I lost my beautiful angel Oct 13th 2010. I only now have the courage to write. Our Baby girl Lilly Rose was with us for 3 hours and i cherish every second i had with her. Leaving my baby girl was the hardest thing imaginable but carrying my bear of hope and my special keepsake box, comforted me knowing that i wasn't alone. Thank you to Scarlett May's parents for donating the bear.
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First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Hughes

Where are you from?: Dubbo NSW

How did you find out about us?: recieved a gift pack after a stillbirth

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon McDonald

Comments: i had never heard of the 'Bears of Hope' organisation before needing it myself, i dont know how i would have coped leaving the hospital with empty arms...having the bears made it a little easier to bear...thank you so much for all that you do
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3rd April 2011

First Name: Candace

Last Name: Burns

Where are you from?: North Coast

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Maddi Maree Langdon

Comments: Thank you so much to Maddi Marees parents. I would like to say you have no idea how much it means to me, but sadly you do. I intend to Honor My baby "Bella Angelo" by donating back to BOH in her memory.
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26th March 2011

First Name: Ashley

Last Name: Hunt

Where are you from?: Orange

How did you find out about us?: when we recieved the bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophie Cleo
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10th March 2011

First Name: Annmarie

Last Name: Vella

Where are you from?: Cranebrook NSW

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Brock Geoffrey Riddiford

Comments: Today i walked back into the maternity ward where two weeks ago i had our little boy, and donated a bear of hope in Honour of our son Mason John. Hope and pray it will be of comfort to the next poor person to have to lose their child. Thankyou bears of hope. XX
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7th March 2011

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Heggie

Where are you from?: Nyngan

How did you find out about us?: Through my hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Layla Joy Bowley

Comments: Thank you so much for my Bear of Hope - he gave us so much comfort when nothing else would.
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28th February

First Name: Annmarie

Last Name: Vella

Where are you from?: Cranebrook NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hawkesbury Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Brock Geoffrey Riddiford

Comments: Leaving hospital without your baby is emotionally exhausting. To leave with a bear of hope gives you a sense that your not alone. Our twins went to heaven in 2006, bears of hope was not then heard of. But on 26/02/2011 when Our precious Mason John was born and god decided he was ment for heaven my bear of hope is whats helped me through. Thankyou to Brocks parents, Ive thought of you both and hope that Brock and Mason are together.

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27th February 2011

First Name: Erin

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Orange NSW

How did you find out about us?: I was given a bear at Orange Base Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay

Comments: After losing our precious baby boy at 16 weeks after trying to conceive for 3 years we were devastated. When we received our bear of hope it was like someone reached out to us and healed our hearts a little. Its was an amazing gift that sits proudly in our home to remind us constantly of our precious angel Lochie.
Thank you Bears Of Hope.
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17th February 2011

First Name: Katie

Last Name: King

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

How did you find out about us?: John Hunter Hospital

Comments: I delivered my daughter Chelsea at 29 weeks on 3rd Feb, she was stillborn. We still dont know why or what happened. It has been two weeks today.. The hospital gave me a flyer for BOH and I have found a wonderful group of women in the Yahoo groups and it is so fantastic to have people who understand what I am going through. I feel so much better knowing I am not alone in all of this...
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14th February 2011

First Name: Ellaouise

Last Name: Edwards

Where are you from?: Penrith, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Women's Health

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon McDonald

Comments: I just found your website and have sat reading through pages and pages, tearing up, crying and sobbing. Yet feeling relieved and some comfort in the fact that how I have been feeling is not abnormal or wrong. I had a very early miscarriage on October 27th last year, we had been trying to fall pregnant for quite sometime, we were actually about to commence fertility medicine in my next cycle and were just waiting for my period to finally come when we found out I was pregnant. I was only about 4-5 weeks and had only known I was pregnant for 5 days when we found out we had lost or were losing the baby. I have felt like I shouldn't be sad still or at all as it was such early days, I have had people say so many of the cliches you have listed on this website, and I have definitely experienced the waves of grief that your website talks about. Thank you so much for helping me to feel okay with what I have been feeling, what I have been trying to hide as much as possible, even from my husband. ( he also read along to some of your pages when he found me crying over the iPad- and it got us talking about it which was good, he wasn't thinking the way I had assumed he must be). So yes, sorry for the long entry, but thank you. I wish your organisation was more commonly known, for others who are silently grieving and feeling alone.
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4th February 2011

First Name: Tara

Last Name: McDonald

Where are you from?: Quakers Hill, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Buttons

Comments: Our beautiful Ryan Jon was born 3 days before his due date on the 17th of Sept 2010 and our hearts were ripped apart.
This bear, in honour of Jesse, represents so much for us. We could not take our baby home but we had something in our hands to carry out. It was more than the nothing that should never have been.
Thank you so much for this little bit of comfort that we will forever cherish.
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31st January 2011

First Name: Elizabeth

Last Name: Elphick

Where are you from?: Wauchope

How did you find out about us?: Port Macquarie Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Riley David Cummings

Comments: Today I received a bear of hope as we discovered I have had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. The bear sits in our room on my jewellery box where me husband and I are able to see it as we lay in bed and remember our little one. Thankyou so much to the family for their kind donation as it makes us realise that we are not alone.

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27th January 2011

First Name: Elizabeth

Last Name: Ryan

Where are you from?: Concord West

How did you find out about us?: Westmead Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Imogene-Kate

Comments: Following the loss of our little Angel 'Comma' we recieved this little bear of hope,
Such joy for 15 weeks. Thankyou
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27th January 2011

First Name: Bianca

Last Name: Pratt

Where are you from?: Rockdale

How did you find out about us?: St George Private

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Matthew Thomas & Jesse Buttons

Comments: I think I'm stil in shock at loosing our twin boys on Monday. What started out as a normal day ended up in my delivering our 18.5 week old boys.
That is our second miscarriage in as many pregnancies. Last time I did not hear abuot Bears of Hope. This time I'm glad I have. Receiving those two bears as we were sitting in shock made me realise we are not alone and others are going through this too. Thank you for giving us those two precious bears in honour of your loss.
We are doing the same and my work is also going to donate a sum of money.
Thank you bears of hope and everyone that supports and contributes.
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26th January 2011

First Name: Ena

Last Name: Creevey

Where are you from?: Mackay Queensland

How did you find out about us?: OB and hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Matthew Thomas

Comments: During our difficult experience we chose to go to our home town to have our angel. we went home to nsw central coast. Not only did my husband and i recieve a bear but so to did each set of our parents there bears were in honour of Imogen Dyball. I am so thankyou for bears of hope xx

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23rd January 2011

First Name: christie

Last Name: barter

Where are you from?: Western Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Norwest Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: James

Comments: We only lost our baby girl,Ashleigh May this week gest age 21 weeks but have found the work of this site really special. We hope that our little Ashleigh bear will bring the same comfort to others who experience the same loss.
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19th January 2011

First Name: Deborah

Last Name: Dickinson

Where are you from?: Canberra, ACT

How did you find out about us?: By receiving a bear of hope

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Joshua Clack, 09/08/09

Comments: During a very difficult time for my husband and I, we received a lovely white bear from the Bears of Hope and Joshua Clacks parents. It brought us great comfort. Anthony and I have now donated a bear also to the Canberra Hospital in honor of our beautiful son Angus Ellis who unexpectedly died shortly after birth on 07/09/2010. Thank you Bears of Hope and Joshua's parents for their donation.
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7th January 2011

First Name: Bec

Last Name: Urquhart

Where are you from?: Port macquarie, nsw

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Rose

Comments: When we received our bear of hope in honour of Rose at the hospital where we had our son Hayden we felt so alone until we were given the bear. When we received the bear and understood it was from another family who was grieving the loss of their little angel "rose" we suddenly didn't feel so alone. The poem inside touched out hearts and will be inscribed on the plaque we will have put in the baby garden at the cemetary. It's only been just over a week since we lost hayden but soon we too will donate a bear of hope in his honour which will hopefully touch another families heart like it did ours. From what I can gather there isn't a support group in my area for the loss of a baby and in time I am hoping to make one as I feel there is a real need and I'm sure other families in my area are feeling as alone as we are.