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2013


30th December 2013

First Name: Tammy

Last Name: Skinner

Where are you from?: Dalby QLD

How did you find out about us?: Google search

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

Comments: We would like to thank Natalie, Chris and their children for
this wonderful gift. It was a wonderful surprise to receive Riley's
bear soon after meeting Natalie and her beautiful rainbow at a
Christmas Memorial Service for babies gone too soon. We can't help but
believe that receiving Riley's bear out of all the bears of hope was a
sign and gift from our angels <3 <3


24th December 2013

First Name: Judi

Last Name: Swan

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Recommendation from a friend after my miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: "Eva" 23/08/07

Comments: I thank Eva's family so much for the donation of my bear. The tears brought to my eyes when this arrived. The bear sits pride of place in my lounge and I wish you nothing but the best for the future no matter what that may bring. I will look after and cherish this bear always xox


19th December 2013

First Name: Brittany

Last Name: Lord

Where are you from?: sydney

How did you find out about us?: friends
The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Riley David Whitty

Comments: after suffering 6 miscarriages in 3yrs and not having any
answers to why my husband and i have no children here in our arms my
Friend told me about bears of hope, and today i received my RILEY bear
and i just want to thank Riley's family so much for their donation and
let them know i will look after Riley bear as if he was my own little
boy. sending you and your families hugs and good wishes from our
families to yours xxxx


14th December 2013

First Name: Belinda

Last Name: Holness

Where are you from?: australia qld

How did you find out about us?: ipswich hospital

Comments: I would like to say a big thank u for the gift bag I recieved
three days due to losing my little boy alexzanda hendrikus who was born
with his wings. Finding it very hard to cope with our loss I just dont
know what to do


13th December 2013

First Name: Kiara

Last Name: Anderson

Where are you from?: Penrith NSW

How did you find out about us?: Friends

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lily Anne Camarsh
01/03/12 and Boyd Stuart Thackeray 8/8/2010 and Honnor Louise Ambrose 20/05/10


11th December 2013

First Name: Jessie Peter

Last Name: Horan

Where are you from?: NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harrison Scott Spencer

Comments: Thank you Harrison for your lovely gift in our time of sadness xx


11th December 2013

First Name: AnneMarie

Last Name: OConnell

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: Through the Canberra Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper Nathan Jenkins

Comments: Was wonderful to receive this teddy bear on the worst day of our lives. Gave us an extra bit of support knowing someone else had been in the same situation, felt less alone.


11th December 2013

First Name: Bodene

Last Name: Jacobi

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lucy Margaret Gowern

Comments: This lovely little bear was given to me by a special little angle . Thank you for brightening my day when I'm feeling down. Xxx


10th December 2013

First Name: Laura

Last Name: Wade

Where are you from?: Newcastle

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Christian Paul Ardesch 22.11.05

Comments: To Christian's parents, my husband and I share something with you that I wish neither of us was in a position to share. Our baby girl, Hope Elizabeth, was stillborn at 29 weeks due to her cord being wrapped around her neck. The bear we received in honour of your son is a great comfort to us as a symbol that we aren't alone in the grief we have for our angel. If you wish to get in contact, my email is pimpala_renegade@yahoo.com


6th December 2013

First Name: KirstiandTim

Last Name: Reynolds

Where are you from?: Sydney Australia

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Albie Nicholls

Comments: It wasn't until we experienced the loss of our beautiful baby boy Gabriel Timothy Reynolds at 21w3days that we had heard of Bears of Hope. The package was a beautiful gift that we could keep in memory of our son but also to remember another baby that went to live among angels.

Gabriel was born into God's arms on the 8th of October 2013. We received a bear in memory of Albie Nicholls whose one year anniversary was one day after our baby was born (According to the tag on our bear Albie went to live with the angels on 9th of October 2012 - we received the package on the 9th of October 2013). This meant a lot to us.

This has been the hardest experience of our lives and one that we never thought we would go through.

We will never get over the loss of our baby but we will learn to live with it as best we can. We and members of our family have donated packages in honor of Gabriel and we hope that they bring some comfort to another family in the same situation as us and remind them that they are not alone.

Thank you to Bears of Hope - what you do for people during such a difficult time is amazing.


29th November 2013

First Name: Bianca

Last Name: Geihe

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie NSW

How did you find out about us?: PMBH EPAS

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zachary Taylor Richardson 7.8.12

Comments: A big thankyou to the family who donated my bear in honour of their child. It has made my loss abit easier knowing there are lovely people out there that have been through this too. I would love to personally thank you if you see this message, please email me bee10390@yahoo.com.au. I would love to possibly hear from this lovely family.


28th November 2013

First Name: K

Last Name: King

Where are you from?: Queensland

How did you find out about us?: local hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bethany 26.12.2011

Comments: After the birth of our daughter Eva we received the Sophie bear when we picked up our daughters ashes, it brings us so much comfort, she sits on our bedside table proudly along with Eva.

My heart goes out to Bethany's family, thank you for your generosity it brought us some peace to our grief.


21st November 2013

First Name: KiraLee

Last Name: Bridle

Where are you from?: Victoria, Australia.

How did you find out about us?: While I was looking for support groups and trying to find more information on cases like mine

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bob Blizzard 16.10.11

Comments: Sending virtual hugs and big thank you's to Bears of Hope for everything that you guys do and stand for and especially to the family of to beautiful for this world angel baby Bob Blizzard we love our Sophia Bear of Hope very very much we find her as precious as our angel baby Oliver <3
We sincerely thank you from the bottom of hearts.
Kira-Lee, Scott & Deegan. Xo


18th November 2013

First Name: Mimi

Last Name: Dia

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: RBWH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Boyd Stuart Thackeray

Comments: My partner and I lost our son Sam last week. We were given a Bear of Hope with your son's name on it and I carried it out of the hospital after letting the midwives take Sam away. Your little bear was a comfort to us as we left and we are so grateful to have had it. We will be starting a fundraiser for Bears of Hope with Sam's name so maybe one day we'll be able to help others the same way you helped us.


17th November 2013

First Name: Rhiannon

Last Name: Dunlop

Where are you from?: Albury

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Xavier Rory and Cooper Nathan

Comments: Thankyou for the hope package that we received in hospital. We were able to send Xavier Rory to be with our precious Ivy and have kept Cooper Nathan with us to hold. We are comforted that Xavier Rory will always be with Ivy. xo


12th November 2013

First Name: LeeAnne

Last Name: Murphy

Where are you from?: Cooloola Cove

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Boyd Stuart Thackeray
8.8.2010

Comments: I gave birth to my angel, Eloise Jade on the 12th sept, 2013.
I was 30 weeks pregnant when we found out she had no heartbeat after
going to the hospital for lack of movement. Leaving the hospital
without my baby girl was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Having
something to hold, while not the same as having her, gave me comfort.


9th November 2013

First Name: Natasha and Mike

Last Name: Burns

Where are you from?: Geelong

How did you find out about us?: Facebook page

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

Comments: Thankyou so much for the beautiful bear we received in memory of "Lachlan".
We lost our son in June and are so grateful for the care package and bear that was donated. Thanks so much. Xoxox


6th November 2013

First Name: Courtney

Last Name: Newell

Where are you from?: Newcastle

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Pamela Welch

Comments: To the family of little Charlotte, we are so sorry for your loss!! But Thank you for kindly donating a bear in her honour. It has been a great comfort to us after the loss of our precious boy. I always think of both our little ones when cuddling our special bear xx


4th November 2013

First Name: Carol

Last Name: Murphy

Where are you from?: Quakers Hill, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Social Worker

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hannah Grace Fewings

Comments: Thank you so much to the Fewings family for donating a bear in honour of Hannah Grace. It was incredibly comforting to receive at such a traumatic time, I still cuddle her very tight each and every night. I hope your Angel Hannah is taking care of my Angel Aidan up there. Your gift will never be in vain.
Carol & Adam Murphy.


4th November 2013

First Name: Tracey

Last Name: Bone

Where are you from?: Scone

How did you find out about us?: After our first loss

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

Comments: Much love to the parents of the beautiful Taylor. We received your bear after our son was stillborn in Coffs Harbour. I cannot say how much the bear has meant to me and my husband. Your bear and Taylor will be part of our family forever and cherished always.


4th November 2013

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Bevan

Where are you from?: Adelaide SA

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: kaiah savage pollard


4th November 2013

First Name: Elissa

Last Name: Liebke

Where are you from?: Kellyville, Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: A friend kindly gave us two bears and a support package.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Molly Gill 13.2.2011

Comments: Thank you for your support, without this and the bears we
received my husband and I would be lost in our grief. We are so sorry
for the loss of your beautiful angel Molly Gill, our hearts go out to you.
Our beautiful twin boys Joshua and Jayden were born at 21 weeks because of mild placenta infection which put me into early labor, they lived 90mins, and 45 mins each, just devastated beyond words. Thank you so much for your wonderful donation of your bear that has been so kindly given to us. xx


31st October 2013

First Name: Elissa

Last Name: Liebke

Where are you from?: Kellyville, Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: A friend kindly giving us two bears and
a package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Samantha Sophia Johnson 25.5.2011

Comments: Thank you for your support, without this and the bears we
received my husband and I would be lost in our grief. We are so sorry
for the loss of your beautiful angel Samantha, our hearts go out to you.
Our beautiful twin boys Joshua and Jayden were born at 21 weeks because of mild placenta infection which put me into early labor, they lived 90mins, and 45 mins each, just devastated beyond words. Thank you so much for your wonderful donation of your bear that has been so kindly given to us. xx


29th October 2013

First Name: Renae

Last Name: Maiden

Where are you from?: Dubbo

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah John tucleer

Comments: Thank you to tucleer family & bears of hope we will cherish our bear In memory of our angel babies jordan john maiden


23rd October 2013

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Foy

Where are you from?: Tamworth

How did you find out about us?: Social Worker whilst in hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby Bridgette Ribbons

Comments: This little bear helped me through my losses after being admitted for another mc shortly after loosing triplets to an ectopic pregancy. Thank you for this special gift.


21st October 2013

First Name: Jennifer

Last Name: F

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Caelan Peter Van Dam 2001

Comments: Thank you, a much appreciated gift!
Our Hope Bear is much loved by all, especially our 4yr old daughter. A little something for us all to hold at times when we are feeling so empty and heart broken!

In loving memory of our precious little 'Angel Rose'
18th Sept 2013


21st October 2013

First Name: Lilly

Last Name: Nguyen

Where are you from?: Croydon, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Care package from Box Hill Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Geoffrey Ling

Comments: Thank you so much to the family of Ryan Geoffrey Ling for this very special bear which will be treasured forever. We keep the bear on our bed in memory of our Emily Gaynor Florance born sleeping on 13-01-13 at 20 weeks and 6 days.


20th October 2013

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: King

Where are you from?: Maroochydore

How did you find out about us?: After the stillbirth of my baby girl

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Andrew John Lowes

Comments: Bears of Hope is the most amazing organisation. Having that little bear to leave the hospital with was very special and important to me. Thank you so very much.


20th October 2013

First Name: Claire

Last Name: Pott

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Through Early pregnancy clinic

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ava Maree May Parkes 08/08/12


18th October 2013

First Name: Karen

Last Name: F

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Care package given to us by the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon McDonald, 17/09/2010

Comments: Our beautiful son, Isaac William, was stillborn on 19 July and our midwife gave us the care package and made us get onto the website while we were at the hospital. We are so grateful for her pushing us to the site and what we found here helped us so much in those first few days to know what to do. It helped us to create some wonderful memories during those precious few days we had with him. It wasn't until we were home that I actually looked at the tag and realised that the bear was donated by others who had gone through this terrible event also. Thank you so much for the bear.


18th October 2013

First Name: charmaine

Last Name: donoghue

Where are you from?: Old Bar

How did you find out about us?: I receive a Bears of Hope package when we lost our little boy

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

Comments: What a beautiful package to receive when we lost our little boy.


18th October 2013

First Name: Casey

Last Name: Kerwitz

Where are you from?: Rosewood, QLD

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Julia Margaret 7/11/11

Comments: We lost our boy at 38 weeks 6 days on 13th August 2013. Subsequently our family members and friends have donated 5 bears in Owen's name, and we're participating in the Bears of Hope fundraiser for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month, and have (as at 17th October) raised $460 officially, with another $25+ in the next week. We're thrilled to be able to help others who have experienced such pain as we are experiencing right now.


18th October 2013

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Ryan

Where are you from?: Wellington Nsw

How did you find out about us?: Through hospital. recently had a stillborn.

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

Comments: I think this is absolutely beautiful how you receive a bag when you have had a stillborn. My bear in honour of Brock sits on my little girls shelf with her bunny rabbit, photo and candle.


18th October 2013

First Name: Kate

Last Name: Ryan

Where are you from?: Bolwarra heights

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you so much to Baby Brody's mummy and daddy. You gave me something to hold when my arms were empty. It was bitter sweet....Knowing this bear came from a family who had gone through the same thing we were going through meant we were not alone.


18th October 2013

First Name: Vicky

Last Name: Dickson

Where are you from?: Central Coast,NSW

How did you find out about us?: my midwife

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lucy Jane 28/5/10

Comments: I received this bear after my first miscarriage. I still keep it close by in memory of the little angels lost.


18th October 2013

First Name: karina

Last Name: ballard

Where are you from?: Clarence Valley NSW

How did you find out about us?: received a bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jonathan Mcdowell 19/12/2011

Comments: This was such a touching gift that was so unexpected when we were in hospital and made all the difference. To Jonathan's parents thank you so much for taking the time to donate this bear We lit a little candle for him and our lost bub on October 15th and will treasure out little bear forever.


18th October 2013

First Name: Vicky

Last Name: Dickson

Where are you from?: Central Coast,NSW

How did you find out about us?: my midwife

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

Comments: I have have experienced my second pregnancy loss this year. My bear has been a great comfort to me.


18th October 2013

First Name: Niki

Last Name: Bowers

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Bereavement Support at Mater Mothers

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

Comments: I cherish my Bear more than anything and I was lucky enough to meet Miller's parents. I hope that my son, Connor's, Bear is somewhere providing the comfort that mine provided me. I would love to hear from you.
Connor James Christopher Bowers born 5th August 2011


18th October 2013

First Name: Rhiannon

Last Name: Walsh

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: A friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zachary Taylor Richardson

Comments: Our little baby Corey grew wings and flew to heaven at 12weeks on the 16th August 2013. Our hope bear is beautiful and sits by the photo we have of our angel. Thank you to the Richardson family for your donation, it means the world to us. In a time where I thought all hope was lost, your gift brought a smile back to my heart xoxo


18th October 2013

First Name: Aislinn

Last Name: Mullins

Where are you from?: Newcastle, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Social worker at Launceston Hospital

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

Comments: Tomorrow will be 6 months since our holiday in Tasmania was brought to a horrifying end with a visit to Launceston hospital. At 7 weeks, and in very dramatic circumstances we discovered the pregnancy that had filled our hearts with such joy and excitement was an ectopic pregnancy. Leaving the hospital after surgery with very little support locally was very hard but knowing that there were others out there who would understand our grief was the greatest gift to us. Isabella's bear, given to us by a hospital social worker, gave us that gift. Thank you to Isabella's family and Bears of Hope.


18th October 2013

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Gardoll

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper, 2009

Comments: I received a bear when I lost my son's twin brother, my bear of hope has recently been put in my sons cot and I often find him cuddling up to it.


18th October 2013

First Name: Megan

Last Name: Clarke

Where are you from?: Newcastle

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Alan Sinclair Stephen South


18th October 2013

First Name: Carol

Last Name: Hay

Where are you from?: Ipswich - Queensland

How did you find out about us?: The early pregnancy unit at Ipswich Hospital.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zachary Taylor Richardson 7/8/12

Comments: I treasure our little bear. When I found out I was pregnant I never imagined anything but bringing home a beautiful baby. The support from Bears of Hope has been amazing. I hope that the bear we donated is appreciated as much as we love Zach Bear xx


16th October 2013

First Name: Jeni

Last Name: Herman

Where are you from?: Katoomba NSW

How did you find out about us?: I received a support package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper Nathan 28/11/06


16th October 2013

First Name: Tara

Last Name: gibson

Where are you from?: hobart

How did you find out about us?: hobart mums network fb page

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: sophia simon

Comments: Thankyou to the caring parents of Sophia for donating the
bear.we found out about this organisation 3 years after the passing of
our son but the hobart co ordinator still wanted to give us a package.
Our son was born and passed on the 19th Sept 2010 so very close to
sophias date. Recieving the bear so close to Quinlans 3rd birthday was
a beautiful present in such a difficult time. Thankyou from the bottom
of our hearts


9th October 2013

First Name: Jonathon

Last Name: Mckenzie

Where are you from?: Penrith NSW

How did you find out about us?: The care package we received at the
hospital.

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

Comments: I think that your organisation is a wonderful idea. It has
brought me hope and comfort. I cherish the Sophie bear we have and
often read the card over and over. I would like to become more involved
in contributing to the group. I would also if possible, get in contact
with the parents who donated the bear just to show my gratitude for
their donation and to let them know that I will always take care of it
and continue their daughters legacy.


28th September 2013

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Byers

Where are you from?: Dubbo

How did you find out about us?: I have had 2 miscarriages and received a bear and also met a lovely lady in hospital about a month a go that is in a support group

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Was a baby boy unsure of name

Comments: I think what you are doing is great I have experienced that lost and have had family members who have lost babies through miscarriage as well as babies in the layer stage of pregnancy and it's nice to know you have support if you need it
Thank you


24th September 2013

First Name: marlaina

Last Name: sole

Where are you from?: coffs harbour

How did you find out about us?: a bear i got from hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: ryan jon mcdonald

Comments: It was very sweet for me and my boyfriend to get this in a time of sadness thank you to the family who donated this bear it was very nice


24th September 2013

First Name: Lynda

Last Name: Calder

Where are you from?: Sydney, Australia

How did you find out about us?: Friend suggested we fundraise for you because his sister lost a baby after 20 weeks (application has come to you for this)

Comments: This is an amazing organisation and I wish it had been around when I lost my 7 angels back in the late 1990's! I was all alone back then with nothing like this. THANK YOU for being there for Mums who lose their beautiful babies!


20th September 2013

First Name: Marilyn

Last Name: Tesoriero

Where are you from?: Menai, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Royal Hospital For Women, NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Pamela Welch

Comments: Our son Lucas John was born on 8 April 2013 at 38 weeks and 4 days. He was diagnosed with a genetic muscular disease and he would not see his first birthday. We spent 19 memorable days with Lucas, and he fought to the very end. We are so proud of him and we'll never forget how strong he was, and how much he has changed our lives.
Thank you to Welch family who donated a bear in Charlotte's honour. It brings us comfort to know that we are not alone and that there are other families out there who know what we are feeling.


14th September 2013

First Name: Reanna

Last Name: Merhi

Where are you from?: Concord, nsw

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Comma 8/11/2010

Comments: Thank you to the family who donated tge bear I have received. It has given me hope and something to cuddle when I think of my little boy


11th September 2013

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Ryan

Where are you from?: Central Coast, NSW

How did you find out about us?: my midwife

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Karley Manaia - 10.12.2008

Comments: My heartfelt thank you to 'bears of hope'. As my husband and I excitedly went for our scan of our baby yesterday 09.09.2013, my heart skipped a few beats when there was no heart beat. I was only eight weeks into my pregnancy but had already noticed my belly grow and many other changes. After trying to cope with what was happening, my midwife handed me 'the donated bears of hope bag. After a very long day, I got home and went through the bag and was very touched. the candle, photo frame and of course the little bear. I wanted to let you know how much it meant to me. Instead of coming home empty and bad memories and pain, I now have a little momentum which I will cherish forever. As i jumped into bed I held onto this bear, and holding tight, knowing it gave me some sort of comfort of not having my little bear apart of me.


10th September 2013

First Name: Skye

Last Name: Franklin

Where are you from?: Perth

How did you find out about us?: Received a support package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bethany Angelina Higgins

Comments: R.I.P baby girl 26/09/2012


4th September 2013

First Name: Emalynne

Last Name: So

Where are you from?: Sydney

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Honnor Louise Ambrose

Comments: We previously received a Sophie Bear for our stillborn daughter and wanted to have a Hope Bear in honour of our little BabySo (20 June 2013).


3rd September 2013

First Name: Ines

Last Name: Kirchner

Where are you from?: friends

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

Comments: Our son Louis was born premature in January 2008 and died 9 days late because of an infection. It still hurts l like the day he left us but thanks to BoH I meet others who going through the same and together we are learning how to survive. Thank you all xx


23rd August 2013

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Morrison

Where are you from?: Eastwood, NSW

How did you find out about us?: The Sydney Adventist Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Honnor Louise Ambrose

Comments: We are ever so grateful for our package received from Bears of Hope. Thank you.


23rd August 2013

First Name: Krista

Last Name: Rayson

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Gosford Hopsital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bob Blizzard

Comments: Receiving this bear was the most precious gift i've possibly been given to remind me of my little man Ethan.
I do so hope little Bob is showing my boy the ropes up there in heaven!


15th August 2013

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: Williams

Where are you from?: kempsey nsw

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Gracie Mary Althaus 23-11-2011

Comments: thankyou so much to the family who donated our sophie bear, it has given us great comfort since losing our angel Harper Ava on 12/07/13 born sleeping at 17 weeks due to reasons we may never know. our bear will be treasured forevered


15th August 2013

First Name: Ruby

Last Name: Romero

How did you find out about us?: When a close friend's son was born still and Bears of Hope was there to help her.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Beetle Alexander Orr

Comments: When I found out I was pregnant it was daunting and exciting at the same time as we found out that we were having twins. But when we miscarried one, it felt like I wasn't allowed to grieve for that baby because we still had one baby growing. I still have mixed feelings about it but a close friend of mine explained that a loss is still a loss no matter what the circumstances and that we should grieve for and remember that baby. Thank-you Tara for allowing us to grieve and for my older boys to have something tangible to remember their sibling by.


14th August 2013

First Name: Victoria

Last Name: Vesander

Where are you from?: Oakey

How did you find out about us?: From Toowoomba Base Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tanisha Anne Yaldren, 20/08/2010

Comments: We had just lost our daughter Esme, she was stillborn but even though my pregnancy was a difficult one especially from breaking my waters at 14 wks, she faught till the end. I am so proud of her and even though we lost her when she was at 26 +3 wks, I'll never forget how strong she was. My partner and I are greatful to this wonderful family who donated this bear in honour of Tanisha, it gave us comfort in knowing that we are not alone and that there is a wonderful family out there who has in their way reached out to say to us that they care. If I ever meet them one day then I would give them a big hug and say thanks for their support. :)


2nd August 2013

First Name: Tanya

Last Name: Jacobs

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Family/Research

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harrison Scott Spencer

Comments: Your gift, at a time of soul wrenching heartache helps me with ours. Connor Alan John Finneran was born asleep at 18.5 weeks on the 16/6/13.
Thank you BOH, Harrison and the entire Spencer family.


2nd August 2013

First Name: lesley

Last Name: Collis

Where are you from?: Redbank Plains QLD

How did you find out about us?: through the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: harrison scott spencer

Comments: thank you for your donation, my bear was my life line those first 24 hrs while i was being induced to deliver my baby boy at just 20 weeks last november 2012. and he now has a place of honor sitting on my chest of drawers watching over us and my rainbow baby.


2nd August 2013

First Name: Lorien

Last Name: Perhne

Where are you from?: NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harrison Scott Spencer

Comments: I hugged my bear all the way home after leaving the hospital without my baby. So sad that getting this bear meant someone else had lost their baby too, but it did bring some comfort knowing we are not alone. Im very protective of my Harrison bear & I'm so grateful to his parents for donating a bear & will be doing the same in memory & honour of my little boy.


2nd August 2013

First Name: Kyrie

Last Name: Rodgers

Where are you from?: Callala Beach

How did you find out about us?: Internet search

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: 1st bear James Hurst 11.02.2010- 2nd bear jesse buttons 19.01.2006

Comments: I have been given 2 sophie bears. My first was when I lost my boy in oct 2011 to trisomy 18 and my second was march 2012 when I lost my little girl who had trisomy 9 and anencephaly.


2nd August 2013

First Name: Kim

Last Name: Rudd

Where are you from?: Cairns

How did you find out about us?: friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bob Blizzard

Comments: Thank you so very much to the family of Bob Blizzard. We lost our baby Grace at 20weeks on 12Nov2010. We appreciate your generosity in memory of your angel. Wishing you all the best for the future. We had a baby boy on 19Oct2011 - so there was a silver lining for us. I hope you whatever happens , you know you have made an impact on our lives. Thank you


2nd August 2013

First Name: Suzanne

Last Name: Telfer

Where are you from?: Davidson, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Friends and through my work (Herbert Smith Freehills) who assist Bears of Hope

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Xavier Christopher Meyer

Comments: Mixed emotions when I received my Xavier bear a couple of weeks ago in the mail. It was exciting to receive the bear but sad given the circumstances. Debb and Chris (the parents of Xavier Meyer), thank you for creating the Xavier bear in memory of your son Xavier. The bear I received was in memory of your son and it means so much to me especially given that we too named our son Xavier. Xavier was born on 20 December 2012 at 27 weeks and passed away 6 weeks later on 30 January 2013 whilst at the NICU at RPA. We will cherish the bear for ever.


2nd August 2013

First Name: Tina

Last Name: Perrotta

Where are you from?: Hay, nsw

How did you find out about us?: I received a Sophie bear from Griffith base hospital when I lost my daughter to stillbirth on 3rd April 2013

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

Comments: Thank you for your special gift, I hold my bear close to my heart. I am very sorry for your loss of your beautiful boy Edward James, I wish you didn't have to go through the pain I am going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Xoxoxo


2nd August 2013

First Name: Joanne

Last Name: Perry

Where are you from?: Blacktown

How did you find out about us?: Blacktown Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Brock 10.05.10

Comments: Our little man was born sleeping on 24.07.13. We never met and will miss him dearly. XOXO


2nd August 2013

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: Milward

Where are you from?: Bribie Island, Qld

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luke Bain 04/01/10

Comments: After loosing my first angel at 22 weeks I didn't know where to turn, I thought I was coping fine but 6mths later I miscarried at 13 weeks, I was lost. Receiving this bear is so amazing, I have a teddy the hospital gave me for my first angel now I have a teddy for my second. Thank you so much, you guys are true angels xox <3


2nd August 2013

First Name: Joanne

Last Name: Perry

Where are you from?: Blacktown

How did you find out about us?: Blacktown Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Yasminah 26.03.09

Comments: Timothy was born sleeping on 28.08.10. We never met but miss him dearly


31th July 2013

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Marston

Where are you from?: Dromedary Tasmania

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Boyd Thackeray Stuart 08/08/2010

Comments: Thank you so much for donating this bear in honour of your precious little angel.
The night our son Lachlan Gregory Marston passed away in my arms we were given this bear to take home and cuddle. It has a very special place beside our bed. Thank you so much and I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious little man


17th July 2013

First Name: Morgan

Last Name: OConnell

Where are you from?: Bourke

How did you find out about us?: The beautiful midwives at Dubbo Base Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jaxon McGrorey Smith 20/10/11

Comments: After such a difficult time loosing our little boy to anencephaly at just 14weeks I did not understand what the bears of hope were about and why the nurses would give me a teddy with another babies name on it, I wanted my babies name on it! When I took my own time to look at the gifts and brochures in the bag I realised what a great service bears of hope actually is and was suprised by how much little Jaxon's bear meant to us. Thankyou for the beautiful gifts and your support. I hope my Jesse's bear will mean as much to someone else as it did to me.
Morgan


15th July 2013

First Name: Nicola

Last Name: Steenbergen

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: Received a Sophie bear at Canberra Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honor of?: Cooper Nathan Jenkins 28 Nov 2006

Comments: It is comforting, but at the same time so sad, to see that so many other families have also lost their precious baby.
Thank you to Cooper's Mum and Dad for donating our bear on Cooper's behalf. Your little boy is now part of our story, as our little boy will be part of someone else's when they receive our bears.
Our sweet Adam was stillborn at 27 + 6 weeks on 13 June 2013. We are so blessed to have been able to meet and hold our son and we miss, want and love him every day. It is so important that the world doesn't forget our Adam, and Bears of Hope is such a special way of remembering him while showing love to someone else who you will never even know.


8th July 2013

First Name: Erene

Last Name: LeStrange

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Google

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Yarni and the sisterhood mummies.

Comments: I belong to an online community of Mummas from all walks of life and on Sunday one of them realised that her baby girl had grown wings. Not only that but there are a number of other Mums and their families that have sadly gone through the same thing. I cannot imagine having to endure the pain of having to say goodbye. I understand this morenow as I am a Mum. So I donated in their angel babies memory, so that you can provide support and guidance in this time of need. Xx


30th June 2013

First Name: Shelly

Last Name: Radcliffe

Where are you from?: Muswellbrook NSW

How did you find out about us?: Newcastle Pricate Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luke Bain 4-01-10

Comments: We were so grateful to Bears of Hope following our precious son Archie's birth/death. The bear & information package we received has helped us so much!


30th June 2013

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Francis

Where are you from?: Tumbi Umbi NSW

How did you find out about us?: Gosford private hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Madison Hope Andronicus 12/2/2012

Comments: To the parents of Madison, your gift to us of a Hope package brought us comfort and reassurance that we are not alone as we try to get through the most difficult period of our lives. It has touched our hearts that someone cared enough to do something like this for us, and that they also understand the enormity of our loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers as we make our way through our grief. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we wish you a life time of peace and happiness and that one day you may see your Angel Madison.


27th June 2013

First Name: Vivian

Last Name: Vaughan

Where are you from?: Townsville

How did you find out about us?: through a friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: poppy bartlett

Comments: I lost my triplets 5months ago in Jan 2013
bears of hope Facebook page has been a big help to me
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27th June 2013

First Name: Gabrielle

Last Name: Dolanski

Where are you from?: Wentworth Falls

How did you find out about us?: when my Son died at the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jack Anthony Smith

Comments: Thank you so much to Bears of Hope and the parents of Jack Anthony Smith. My waters broke at 18.5 weeks and I had to experience the soul wrenching experience of walking out of the hospital with out Jared in my arms, after infection stole his life.
It has been 13 months since he was born sleeping, and I still sleep with my Sophie bear every night. When people started to feel suffocated by my grief Bears of Hope became my rock of support. Just thank you all so so much xx


13th June 2013

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Anderson

Where are you from?: Sandy Creek, Qld

How did you find out about us?: Wesley Hospital, Brisbane

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Evan Joseph 26/5/11

Comments: Our Son, Huon William was born 23 weeks on 27/5/13 and fought
hard so that we could hold him for an all too brief time. No words are
needed - you know how broken we are. Thank you Evan for the bear you gave us.


6th June 2013

First Name: Shauna

Last Name: Wellings

Where are you from?: Walcha, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hannah Grace Fewings

Comments: A special thanks goes to Hannah's family, for donating this special bear on behalf of their precious daughter. Thank you for helping us to heal.

Our baby Dana Eveyln Wellings - went to heaven 4/5/13.


4th June 2013

First Name: Dearne

Last Name: Jameson

Where are you from?: Cranebrook,NSW

How did you find out about us?: We were given a package at Nepean
Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harrison Scott Spencer

Comments: Thankyou to the amazing family that thought to honour their
son in this way. We are truly grateful and will be returning the gesture.


20th May 2013

First Name: Tracey

Last Name: Scott

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: a friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jacinta & Madelin 3-11-03

Comments: After 2 early miscarriages last year, a friend of mine arranged for a bear of hope to be sent to me. My bear now sits on the shelf above my 2 month old baby boy's cot. Your organisation does wonderful work. Keep it up.


19th May 2013

First Name: Carolyn

Last Name: Possamai

Where are you from?: Maryborough

How did you find out about us?: Sister

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zavier Roryn 12-2-2011

Comments: Thank you for your kind thoughts toward us and we're sorry for your loss. We appreciated the thoughtful gesture. There are no words to express the sadness at such loss.


19th May 2013

First Name: Samantha

Last Name: Lance

Where are you from?: Canberra, ACT

How did you find out about us?: The Canberra Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Blake 24/11/09

Comments: We lost our precious little baby girl, Lucy, 2 and a 1/2 weeks ago. I was 23 weeks pregnant. Thank you to Blake's family for donating to Bears of Hope, it has brought me a great deal of comfort at times when my arms have felt very empty. xoxo


18th May 2013

First Name: Jessie

Last Name: Hughan

Where are you from?: Yackandandah

How did you find out about us?: Wodonga hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lillian Anne Watts 8/2/2013

Comments: Thank you so much to Lillian's family for the bear they donated. Our angel William John Harris (Willy) was born sleeping on 27/4/2013 @ 12:35pm weighing 580g & was 30cm long @ 23+2 wks after a difficult pregnancy in which he fought all the way. Your gift has also inspired us to donate our own bear and support another family in need. Thank you again x
Also would like to thank bears of hope for the wonderful work they do for families like ours at this tragic time xx


14th May 2013

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Coates

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: After receiving a Bears of Hope in the mail last week

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ben David Simmons 2/12/08

Comments: Thankyou so much for our precious bear, we will love him dearly. Your genourous donation has inspired us to donate too. I love how it makes me feel that my precious little Artie will been known by others and that his life has a purpose. I would also like to Thank Lachlan A Shaw's family for their special bear who watched over our little Artie with us.


7th May 2013

First Name: Mary

Last Name: Gray

Where are you from?: Wollongong

How did you find out about us?: Figtree private

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Imogene Kate -27-10-08

Comments: I was given this bear by the lovely midwife at figtree private. I lost my beautiful baby boy Preston at 27 weeks to HELLP syndrome.
This is such a beautiful idea.and have comfort knowing we can all share a bear, I pray for peace for all of us who has lost a little one.


6th May 2013

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Potts

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Google

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Pamela Welch

Comments: Thank you to the parents that donated this Xavier bear in honour of their daughter Charlotte. To be able to hold the bear when we can not hold our son Jamie, means the world to us.


2nd May 2013

First Name: Louise

Last Name: Pollard

Where are you from?: Bella Vista, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zachary Taylor Richardson 7.08.12

Comments: Thank you for the service you provide. I received my bear on 7th March 2013 when I lost my little boy, Alfie at 19 weeks 5 days after a difficult pregnancy and traumatic birth. My bear in honour of Zachary has given me comfort to know that I am not alone. Xxx


1st May 2013

First Name: Rosie

Last Name: Pengelly

Where are you from?: Wagga Wagga

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luke Bain 04/01/10

Comments: i had a miscarriage at 16weeks 6days and delivered our
beautiful little boy Cade Brendan Lee Coughlan on 20/04/13.....the bag
that was given to us from Bears of Hope has helped me alot...We are
planning to hold a fundraising event in his honour on the day he should
of been born which is 28/09/13......THANK YOU BEARS OF HOPE......


25th April 2013

First Name: Tiona

Last Name: Hall

Where are you from?: Broken Hill NSW

How did you find out about us?: At the hospital

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

Comments: I lost my son in February 2013, he was born prematurely at 20 weeks, weighed 340 grams & only survived for 8 minutes. Cash Alan Dedini was given a birth certificate & we had him cremated. The hosp in Broken Hill NSW is negligent & I could not stand driving past everyday so I packed what I could in the car & drove to Gold Coast QLD with my other 4 kids. I still have no idea what I am doing. I find so much comfort in our bear. Cash had the bear with him for 2 days & it is the closest thing I have to holding him. THANK YOU


25th April 2013

First Name: Elley

Last Name: Chaffey

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ozzie 30.11.2010

Comments: To the parents of little Ozzie,
After 10 rounds of IVF we finally fell pregnant with twins. Sadly we lost one twin at 12 weeks. Our son William, however was strong, and he held on til his heart stopped at 27 weeks. Your little Ozzie bear was given to us soon after I gave birth, and has not left my side. I sleep with Ozzie every night as he makes me feel closer to William. Your little Ozzie has made our heart ache easier to bare. I hope you are doing ok.


23rd April 2013

First Name: Belinda

Last Name: Taylor

Where are you from?: Goulburn, NSW

How did you find out about us?: facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sofia Maree Rowsell

Comments: I purchased Sophie for my very dear friend Leesa who lost her beautiful little girl Sofia at full term on 1.02.2013, Belinda


22rd April 2013

First Name: Tash

Last Name: Foote

Where are you from?: North Lakes Qld

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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

Comments: Would just like to say a huge thank you to the parents of Dominic Matthew Taylor who donated a bear in memory of their little angel. We appreciate the gift you have given to my husband and I. We will be sure to pass the legacy on. Our son Hugo was born at 22 weeks and 6 days on the 01.04.2013 and lived for 2 hours 25 mins. We miss him so much.
Thank you :) Regards Tash & Michael Foote


17th April 2013

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Fulcher

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Elizabeth Anne Boykett

Comments: We cannot thank the family who donated the bear enough. It
means the absolute world to us that our little bubba who passed away at
6 weeks and 3 days gestation has been recognised as a valued life lost
too soon.


15th April 2013

First Name: Krystie

Last Name: Reynolds

Where are you from?: Brisbane

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

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

Comments: A big thank you to bears of hope and all the wonderful work they do


12th April 2013

First Name: Kali

Last Name: Boykett

Where are you from?: Raby NSW

How did you find out about us?: Liverpool Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harrison Scott Spencer

Comments: We thank everyone so much for our package in Harrisons name
(we call our bear Harrison) my husband got to play with our baby and
our bear just before she passed and this bear means the world to us. We
are sorry for the loss of Harrison but so grateful for the help from Bears of hope.


12th April 2013

First Name: Suzzanna

Last Name: Fettell

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: We received a bear last week for our Mika

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Nathan & Christian Pratt

Comments: We feel blessed to have received our bear, it's our reassurance that we are not alone and the resources have helped us a lot. On our first day home we donated a bear and we hope it will help others like us. After our sleeping Angels funeral yesterday, the generous donations we received from our friends and family will hopefully help bears of hope continue their fabulous work.


11th April 2013

First Name: Amy

Last Name: Salmon

Where are you from?: Wagga Wagga

How did you find out about us?: At the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Rhys Alan Tattis

Comments: Thank you bears of hope.
Our little xavier bear not only reminds me of our precious baby but also reminds us that we are not alone in our pain.
Thank you also to all the families who have donated to this wonderful cause.


11th April 2013

First Name: Rosalind

Last Name: Avellino

Where are you from?: Maitland NSW

How did you find out about us?: Google search for miscarriage support groups

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Isaac Warren

Comments: I lost our Little Sprout in december at 10 weeks gestation after TTC for 6 months. It's been the most horrible time in my life and I'm so grateful for the support I've received from Bears Of Hope.


11th April 2013

First Name: Jodie

Last Name: NICHOLLS

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Sydney South West Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bridgette Faith Hebb

Comments: To receive our Sophie Bear in such difficult circumstances was very comforting on so many different levels. Our Sophie bear in honour of another child makes us feel that we are not alone. Having such a great charity such as bears of hope is amazing, to be honest I did not even know that this support network existed until I lost my beautiful baby boy. Our Sophie bear has a special place at our house.


11th April 2013

First Name: Stacey

Last Name: Weeks

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Royal Hospital for Women

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jordyn Kate Tattis

Comments: This bear that I received, along with a bear in honour of Ryan Jon McDonald, brought me great comfort when I lost my twin boys.


11th April 2013

First Name: Stacey

Last Name: Weeks

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Royal Hospital for Women

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

Comments: This bear, along with the bear I received in honour of Jordyn Kate Tattis brought me much comfort when I lost my twin boys last year.


10th April 2013

First Name: Lyndall

Last Name: Ward

Where are you from?: Northern NSW

How did you find out about us?: The Early Pregnancy Unit

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lola Mae Hayes 3/11/11

Comments: My Bear of Hope was a lovely gift when I found out I had had
a missed miscarriage. It reminds me of my little one, but also that I'm
not the only one who has felt the pain associated with the loss of a child.
Thank you for donating a bear of hope.


10th April 2013

First Name: Carliee

Last Name: Downs

Where are you from?: sydney nsw

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bradley Jax 10/12

Comments: Thank you to Bradley's family and bears of hope the bear helped alot with the grief for myself and my family


8th April 2013

First Name: Jacqueline

Last Name: Talbot

Where are you from?: Penrith

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Gracie Mary althaus

Comments: Thank you very much my little boy passed away 30-03-2013 he was born too soon at 23 weeks


27th March 2013

First Name: Eleshia

Last Name: Staat

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: hospital RBWH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Joseph and Lucas Pratt

Comments: just like to say a big thank you to the families that have
taken there time to donate a bear in honour of there lost one. we
recently lost our baby boy kobee lee, and this does help us find some
comfort knowing there are people out there who care and feel what we
have felt. thank you so much rest in peace our baby boy 24/3/2013

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15th March 2013

First Name: Olivia

Last Name: Wilson

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: We were gifted a bear at RNSH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Annabelle Earp

Comments: Upon receiving our bear we were both saddened and comforted to see we were not alone.

Thank you to the Earp family for their gift.

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13th March 2013

First Name: Skye

Last Name: Howard

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Hobart Private Hospital, Hobart

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby "Rosie" Howard

Comments: I was given a Bear of Hope by the Hobart Private Hospital after we lost our baby a couple of months ago.
At first I did not realise how much it would become a big part in our healing/grieving process.
It was so heartbreaking having to explain to my 3 year old daughter that our baby 'wasn’t healthy enough to be born' and had gone to heaven.
She accepted what I told her but I could tell it had upset her very much too.
She asked if she could name our 'angel baby' and called her "Rosie".
Now whenever she is feeling down for any reason, feeling sad or just cant get to sleep we get out "Rosie's Bear" to comfort her and keep her safe.
"Rosie's Bear" is very special and we have kept safe away from the hands of our 18-month-old.
Because my 3 year old is that little bit older & has more of an understanding she is aware of how special the bear is (especially to me - I have no other of the little life I was carrying) & why we have it - she gets the extra special privilege of looking after it whenever she needs to.
This has helped not only my daughter but myself in more ways than I can even explain.
Thank you so much, a gesture/idea so simple has been a huge milestone for us to be able to move on.
I would be happy to help spread the word of "Bears of Hope" in anyway I can.
From the bottom of my heart - thank you
Skye Howard x

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12th March 2013

First Name: Vanessa

Last Name: Cummins

Where are you from?: Tamworth, NSW

How did you find out about us?: After a previous loss

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bill & Bob Kerr

Comments: Thank you to the parents that donated this bear, it means so much
to both my hubby and I to have it to hold when we can not hold our little
son Wyatt.

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12th March 2013

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: Azzopardi

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: At the Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Chelsea Maree King-Dorney

Comments: Chelsea was born on my birthday making my Sophie bear extra special. It's been 3 months since our beautiful daughter Willow was stillborn and I still sleep cuddling my bear every night. She has been a great comfort. Thank you.

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11th March 2013

First Name: simon

Last Name: watts

Where are you from?: Wodonga

How did you find out about us?: wodonga hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: mali hudson triffett

Comments: A big thank you to mali's family she is in our thoughts forever. We are forever thankful for your gift to our family. We have donated bears of hope to our local hospital in loving memory of our little girl Lillian Anne Watts 8/2/2013.

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4th March 2013

First Name: Claudia

Last Name: Duran

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: through a friend

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

Comments: Im ever so grateful that I came and had a look at this site.. The ladies on here have really helped me through some hard nights.. I thank Emma for reaching out as another twin mum to show me that, I can still look at Aiden (my earth twin) and be happy every day <3

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2nd March 2013

First Name: Ally

Last Name: Parkes

Where are you from?: Maitland

How did you find out about us?: Maitland Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tanisha Anne Yaldren

Comments: Firstly I would like to express my deepest sympathies to this precious angels family. After those first few hours of losing my Angel Ava, it was a comfort to know that we were not alone.

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2nd March 2013

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Pruss

Where are you from?: canberra

How did you find out about us?: google search

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tanisha Anne Yaldren

Comments: Thank you so much for everything your organisation does. It is really comforting to know I am not alone in this journey, as horrible as it is at the same time.

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2nd March 2013

First Name: Marissa

Last Name: Sachs

Where are you from?: Darwin N.T

How did you find out about us?: From a friend down south

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Alex Howell (Lynley Howell's Angel)

Comments: I'm so happy to have a beautiful bear of hope for my son Nicholas Jay Rasmussen. My little Alex bear will forever rest next to Nicholas's ashes, a life long angel friend <3

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2nd March 2013

First Name: Samantha

Last Name: Miller

Where are you from?: Bathurst NSW

How did you find out about us?: My aunt bought a support package for me after my son passed

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

Comments: I am so grateful to the family of Ryan. And for the support from the bears of hope staff.

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2nd March 2013

First Name: Majella

Last Name: Zimpel

Where are you from?: Ipswich qld

How did you find out about us?: Ipswich hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zachary Taylor Richardson 07.08.12

Comments: Thanking you so much. I feel such grief and no-one seems to understand at home. I received this package. It was a surprise but still a much needed source of comfort.I can't thank you enough. From the bottom of my heart I value this little bear so much.

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20th February 2013

First Name: Rachael

Last Name: McKenzie

Where are you from?: Bunbury WA

Comments: As someone who has recently suffered an awful miscarriage, I wanted to say thank you for providing such a beautiful service. Miscarriage is not talked about enough, and there isn't enough info readily available. Thank you.

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14th February 2013

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Harvey

Where are you from?: Brisbane

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Boyd Stuart Thackeray 8.8.2010

Comments: Dear Bears of Hope, wanted to shout out a huge thank you for being here for us as we celebrate our beautiful son Jaime, who now lives amongst the angels, our heart is forever full of love for him, warmest regards love Ash and Mandy

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12th February 2013

First Name: Vanessa

Last Name: Stevens

Where are you from?: Parkes

How did you find out about us?: a friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: masion markell Ross and izayah Zander Ross

Comments: Thank you to those who have sent me the bears they are beautiful
They will bring me comfort when my days are down.

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6th February 2013

First Name: Kirti

Last Name: Pandit

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Got a bear at hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lucas and Joseph Pratt 24.1.11

Comments: Thank you for the bear it will remind us of our little Angel Nora
16weeks fetus.
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30th January 2013

First Name: Diana

Last Name: Pantazis

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Received a BOH package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Angie Sofia Collits born 15/7/2011

Comments: A big thank you to BOH and the support they offer to help families heal their broken hearts. A warm thank you also to Angie's family for donating a BOH package to us. We will always honour our angel Elena as well as Angie & do all we can to keep both their memories alive. Dearly loved and missed.
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30th January 2013

First Name: Karina

Last Name: Zerafa

Where are you from?: Blacktown sydney nsw

How did you find out about us?: I recived a package after i had my baby at blacktown hospital.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luke 4th january 2010

Comments: It meant alot 2 me that someone cares about what you go through wether you lost your baby at 4mths 6mths or full term or if u had 2 terminate because of down syndrome or other birth defects its still your own precious little baby that is lost and ull never get back it just helps mothers when they get this package so thankyou 2 the mother of the son who has past 4 my bear i cherish him dearly and will be donating my own very soon when i am ready :)
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29th January 2013

First Name: Kyli