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2014


20th December 2014

First Name: Kim

Last Name: Cotelli

Where are you from?: Robina

How did you find out about us?: Doctor

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Alexander Dowler 17/01/2013

Comments: thankyou to Alexander's family for donating the bear we received today. We will always keep your beautiful angel in our thoughts xxxx


17th December 2014

First Name: josie

Last Name: elson

Where are you from?: tas

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: chase andrew luke elson

Comments: My son was born at 42 weeks still born on 1/12/2014 im so gratefull for my bear it gave me something to hold i keep it close and i know mu son is watching,over me


16th December 2014

First Name: Ashley

Last Name: scholl

Where are you from?: murwillumbah nsw 2484

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Maddi Maree Langdon 16.5.2008

Comments: My heart goes out to you and your family may little maddi always rest in peace


14th December 2014

First Name: Naomi

Last Name: Hall

Where are you from?: Northern Beaches Sydney

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

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

Comments: Thank you so very much to the Thackeray family for donating this bear in honour of your precious son. It brought much comfort to me when I was leaving hospital empty handed having lost my daughter at 19 weeks. My 4yo daughter has claimed the teddy as hers and was calling her "Flower" but now calls her "Special Teddy". She takes her to bed every night. Thank you again.


12th December 2014

First Name: Ashlee

Last Name: Pleffer

Where are you from?: Penrith

How did you find out about us?: Google

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Angel Fernie 17.07.14

Comments: Thank you for our beautiful bear. He will sit proudly on display. Our loss was only recent and I'm still coming to terms with it. We will always remember our little baby that will never be... and keep your precious angel in our thoughts as well. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you get a little comfort knowing how special it was to receive this beautiful bear xxx Thank you xxx


11th December 2014

First Name: Kasey

Last Name: parker

Where are you from?: kempsey

How did you find out about us?: through our midwives at port Macquarie

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ellen Kate 1982

Comments: i lost my little girl on the 12/12/10 at port base hospital and recieved a bear for her the next day. I was honoured to recieve this bear of hope as it was nice to know I wasn't alone and even though I was unable to take my little angel home this bear helped.


11th December 2014

First Name: Kym

Last Name: Lamb

Where are you from?: Bathurst

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Evangeline Frances Long


10th December 2014

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Powell

Where are you from?: Wollongong

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Elizabeth Senior Conroy

Comments: Thankyou for the bear in memory of your baby. We were sad that you had suffered the loss of your baby girl, but were comforted having the bear and knowing that we were not alone. Thankyou


10th December 2014

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Rousseaux

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: a friend had a Bear Of Hope sent out to us when we lost our son Dominic

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Constantine Fitzgibbon

Comments: Thank you so much for donating a Bear of Hope to our family. We think of Constantine as well as our own Dominic every day.


10th December 2014

First Name: Ashley

Last Name: Saville

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: In hospital at the time of our loss

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Nicholas Peter Maglis 11/08/07


10th December 2014

First Name: Mia

Last Name: Johnston

Where are you from?: Tamworth

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

Comments: We received our bear after our first son Jaxon was born at 20 weeks he lived for two hours on the 19.11.2014.
Thank you to Rileys parents
Rest in peace beautiful boys taken far too early
Xx


19th November 2014

First Name: Stephanie

Last Name: Mayor

Where are you from?: Cranebrook

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ozzie 30/11/10

Comments: Thank you to Ozzie's family for the boh package received.
It made a really hard and sad situation a little easier. Thanks for
the support x We lost our baby boy Blake a week ago.


12th November 2014

First Name: Liz

Last Name: Durham

Where are you from?: Melbourne

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

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

Comments: To the parents of Twiggy

Thank you so much for donating a bear in honour of Twiggy. We received your bear on the day that our baby Jack who was born sleeping on 9 October 2014. It means a lot that he received his own bear and that we could bring it home with us.

We hope Twiggy and Jack are playing together in heaven.

Love Liz and Matt


11th November 2014

First Name: Kim

Last Name: Worsley

Where are you from?: Quakers Hill NSW

How did you find out about us?: Internet and counsellor

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ethan Harrison Sutherland

Comments: Thank you to the Sutherland family for our adorable Bear of Hope.

Kim and Stuart


11th November 2014

First Name: Stacey

Last Name: Jeffery

Where are you from?: Moruya NSW

How did you find out about us?: Im A midwife I am used to giving these bears never dreamed I'd be receiving one

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Josiah Allen

Comments: I would like to say thankyou to the family of precious Josiah Allen I received the "sophie" bear in his honour when I lost my beautiful first born son Jasper in September this year. The bear has been a constant comfort to me especially as it is exactly the same length as my precious baby boy it sits wih my sons urn during the day and at night I sleep with it.

Your beautiful son will be remembered by another family so very sorry for your loss and thank you again for donating so I could receive this precious gift. I only hope the Bears I donated in my Jasper' name bring the same comfort yours has me
????L????O????V????E???? & ????H????U????G????S????
An extremely grateful Angel Mummy Stacey Jeffery


27th October 2014

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: Harris

Where are you from?: Cranebrook, Australia

How did you find out about us?:

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby Noor Eltana

Comments: Thank you for my bear of hope , may your little darling sleep ever so peacefully ....


17th October 2014

First Name: Laura

Last Name: bijou

Where are you from?: Melbourne, Australia

How did you find out about us?: Web

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

Comments: Loving site guys xoxo


16th October 2014

First Name: meghan

Last Name: clarke

Where are you from?: st george area nsw

How did you find out about us?: from the social worker st george hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: boyd stuart thackeray 8/8/10 jordyn kate tattis7/11/2001

Comments: I got given these 2 bears in honour of my twins hazel and denzel kharel born 15/9/2013 xx


16th October 2014

First Name: Linda

Last Name: Senn

Where are you from?: Born in Geelong, Victoria now living in rural Switzerland

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

Comments: Congratulations on the wonderful work you do! I would have appreciated this support when I miscarried two of my babies - in 2004 and 2006. Instead, like most woman I just had to carry on with life and work through my grief on my own. I am very fortunate to have a loving husband and four precious kids born in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2007.


16th September 2014

First Name: Jill

Last Name: Brown

Where are you from?: Tasmania

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

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

Comments: Thank you so much for our bear, which we received in hospital after the sudden death of our one week old son Patrick. With love to Xavier's family xxxxx


14th September 2014

First Name: Tenelle

Last Name: Dabbs

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Liverpool NICU

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Pamela Welch - 25/07/2011 to 26/07/2011

Comments: We were given our bear after the loss of our beautiful baby boy, Joel Sydney Milton Johnston - 30/06/2014 - 10/08/2014. We received Joel's bear the day after Joel passed away. His bear has been a great comfort to myself and partner since then. I will be holding Joel's bear as I walk down the aisle in a few weeks, when I marry Joel's father.


11th September 2014

First Name: Dale

Last Name: Rose

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

Comments: Chloe is very much loved and she is a member of our family.
to Chloes family please know she is loved and I want to thank you for giving me the support I needed.


28th August 2014

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Humble

Where are you from?: Liverpool, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: James Turner-Bowes 14/5/09

Comments: Thank you so much to Bears of Hope and the lovely family of James. My bear has given me company in some of my saddest moments. xxx


28th August 2014

First Name: Kristen

Last Name: Edmonds

Where are you from?: Melbourne

How did you find out about us?: Google

Comments: We lost our baby at 11 weeks after seeing a healthy heart beat at 7w6d. My heart aches for the baby I will never meet but always love.


26th August 2014

First Name: haley

Last Name: crockford

Where are you from?: hunter valley

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: 4 bears i have

Comments: Hope everyone is doing fine I recently lost my grandmother the same day but two yrs later of baby Landy. Im the mother of Lucy and Ned Jamie and baby landy


19th August 2014

First Name: Stevi

Last Name: Hogarth

Where are you from?: NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Soma Odette Hutt 4/7/12

Comments: We bought this bear to help with the grief of our beloved little one we lost in january this year and also to honour new beginnings for the future.
We have also started our own fundraising so other families can also be provided like we were.
I thank this beautiful family and their little angel Soma.
Your bear is in good hands and is used often to cuddle and to hold.


15th August 2014

First Name: Katie

Last Name: Cornelius

Where are you from?: NSW Mid North Coast

How did you find out about us?: Coffs Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: William & Robert 02/07/11

Comments: I recieved the bear when my daughter was stillborn this year. It sits in pride of place on my bedside table wearing one of my daughters wristbands and the beanie she wore.


12th August 2014

First Name: monica

Last Name: DEFREITAS

Where are you from?: queanbeyan nsw

How did you find out about us?: hospital

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

Comments: i wanted to thank the family who donated the bear. it has provided comfort and support during this difficult time.


12th August 2014

First Name: sharon

Last Name: reddie

Where are you from?: temora

How did you find out about us?: friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: jesse buttons

Comments: thank you so much for a wonderful support group , bears of hope bought hope , comfort and peace not only to me but to my whole family . Jesse bear healed my pain and sits in my bedroom and reminds me daily of the precious babies lost everyday xxxx


7th August 2014

First Name: Tiffany

Last Name: Laws

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

Comments: Thank you so much to Ryan's family for making us feel less alone on the most difficult day of our lives.


7th August 2014

First Name: Laura

Last Name: Piper

Where are you from?: North West Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: We hope that Tanisha's Mummy and Daddy take some hope in her name being spoken in another home. Xx


5th August 2014

First Name: Kathryn

Last Name: Barkley

Where are you from?: Brisbane, Australia

How did you find out about us?: My mother

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Andy Olivia Williams. 24.02.11

Comments: Thank you so much to the Williams family for donating a bear and I am so sorry for your loss. My bear gives me the greatest comfort and since my baby boys loss 6 weeks ago it has slept with me every night.


30th July 2014

First Name: Kristen

Last Name: Hinchliffe

Where are you from?: Richmond, Vic

How did you find out about us?: I was sent a bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Indi Ann-Lee Hocking,
08/03/12

Comments: We received a "Sophie" bear from my cousin, after the recent
stillbirth of my baby boy, Xavier (26/5/14). Sophie was also our girls'
name, so this smiley, happy "Sophie" bear really does have a special
meaning to us. Thank-you


29th July 2014

First Name: Derek

Last Name: Harris

Where are you from?: Sydney, NSW

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

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

Comments: Missing my little boy lots today. We lost him on the 10th of February 2014 and received our bear at the hospital. Our bear sleeps with us every night and has even come away on a short holiday. Nothing will replace little Morgan but the bear reminds me that many, many other people understand and that there is support available.


12th July 2014

First Name: Hayley

Last Name: Lazzam

Where are you from?: Glen innes , Nsw

How did you find out about us?: On October 4th in Newcastle hospital , I was having my first child . I was 22weeks pregnant . My daughter was born stillbirth . The hospital was supportive and gave me a bears of package . Now I would like to donate one to john hunter hospital in memory of my daughter :

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon McDonald 17.9.2010


12th July 2014

First Name: Ben

Last Name: Hinton

Where are you from?: North Parramatta

How did you find out about us?: Westmead Hospital

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

Comments: Maximus Bryce Hinton. Born 0435 09/07/2014. Died 1517 10/07/2014. Received the Bear of Hope the next day. It was a donation we will cherish and will never be forgotten. Erica Leigh Hinton, Maximus's twin, is healthy and going home Saturday 12/07/2014.
Thank you so much and may god bless your organisation so you may continue to keep up the valuable work you do.


7th July 2014

First Name: Courtney

Last Name: Ewer

Where are you from?: Sutherland

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophie Cleo and Annabelle Catalina So

Comments: After losing our little girl, she was given a Bear of Hope in her crib. We decided that it wouldn't be fair to take her bear away from her and so the bear stayed with her and will now remain with her forever. This bear was tagged in honour of Sophie Cleo.

We also purchased two bears for ourselves, these were tagged in honour of Annabelle Catalina So.

Thank you so much to both Sophie's family and Annabelle's family. You're in our thoughts everyday x


5th July 2014

First Name: Alicia

Last Name: Leeburn

Where are you from?: Victoria

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charli and Poppy Wickerson 3/10/12

Comments: Thank you so much for your beautiful bear, it is never alone, it sits on the mantel piece with all of our son Chases belongings. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Xo


30th June 2014

First Name: Catherine

Last Name: Curtis

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Mater Mother's bereavement service

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlie - 2009

Comments: We are so grateful to have received a bear in honour of Charlie after losing our precious daughter, Emma. "Emma Bear" goes with us all the places that Emma can't, she has been held and cried over countless nights when my arms ache for my baby and is a comfort in the darkest times. Thank you.


29th June 2014

First Name: Marissa

Last Name: Taylor

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Google

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tom Travis Southern 08/03/2012

Comments: Thanks you so much and also to Tom's parents. My little bear certainly does give me hope for the Angel I lost at 10 weeks gestation.


25th June 2014

First Name: Kristy

Last Name: Taylor

How did you find out about us?: John Flynn Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kaiah Savage Pollard 24/12/2011

Comments: I would like to say a very special thank you to Kaiah and family. Words cannot fully express how appreciative I was to receive the lovely Bears of Hope package. Thank you ever so much. With love, Kristy xx


23rd June 2014

First Name: Nathan

Last Name: Liebchen

Where are you from?: gold coast

How did you find out about us?: when we lost our daugther after she was still born

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Blake Thackery

Comments: It was nice to recieve a little bear in honour of another child who has passed made us feel not alone
As we passed on a bear in memory of our daugher


13th June 2014

First Name: Tiffany

Last Name: Hasted

Where are you from?: Sunshine Coast

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lachlan Grant 2-6-09

Comments: Thank you so much for donating in memory of your beautiful baby. Our bear now sits on his shelf with our sons ashes for me to see every single day to remember both of our amazing babies.


11th June 2014

First Name: Hanna

Last Name: Knight

Where are you from?: Wellington NZ but live in Sydney

How did you find out about us?: From the care package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Shiloh Joy Durrant

Comments: Thank you for the beautiful package. It was nice to receive it following our devastating loss of our son Luke


29th May 2014

First Name: Courtney

Last Name: Ewer

Where are you from?: Sutherland

How did you find out about us?: Received a Bear of Hope

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


27th May 2014

First Name: Imogen

Last Name: Wright

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Google, looking for support after a miscarriage

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

Comments: Thank you to the parent(s) of Beetle Alexander Orr - the donation of your bear helped me in a time when I felt very lost and alone. Biggest hugs to you, and love to little Beetle Alexander x


24th May 2014

First Name: Charmaine

Last Name: Donoghue

Where are you from?: Old Bar

How did you find out about us?: Received a Bear of Hope

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

Comments: Such a wonderful package to receive during such a difficult
time. Thank you...


24th May 2014

First Name: Fiona

Last Name: Corcoran

Where are you from?: Bathurst nsw

How did you find out about us?: I received a bear at nepean hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tanisha Anne Yaldren
20/8/10

Comments: Thankyou for donating a bear. We lost our first angel 28/5/13
and your teddy has helped us through some hard times. I'm sorry you to
have experienced such a loss. Thinking of you xox


24th May 2014

First Name: Fiona

Last Name: Corcoran

Where are you from?: Bathurst nsw

How did you find out about us?: Nepean hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper Kurt Milgate
25/3/11

Comments: Thankyou for donating a bear in honor of Cooper. We received
our bear after losing our 2nd angel 17/4/14 we hug him when we miss our
little boy. My 3yr old boy has tea parties with him too. Thinking of
you and cooper xox


23rd May 2014

First Name: Miriam

Last Name: Arkwright

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Midwife

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Antares Matthews

Comments: On 3rd January 2014, we got to meet our beautiful miracle Elijah Bennie.
Though diagnosed at 11 weeks with a fatal Neural Tube Defect (anencephaly), Elijah defied the doctors by actively growing in my belly & remaining stubbornly there until our scheduled c section date.
Though we only got a few minutes with him, he has changed the world and our lives forever.
Thank you bears of hope for being such a great support for us and giving us tokens to remember our little miracle with.


23rd May 2014

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: Green

Where are you from?: Walcha NSW

How did you find out about us?: Nurse at Tamworth Base Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Madison Kennedy-O'Brien

Comments: It was such a beautiful surprise when the nurse brang us in
the bears of hope pack it was something that we didnt expect.. Thank
you so much :)


23rd May 2014

First Name: Kate

Last Name: Roberts

Where are you from?: Muswellbrook NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Benjamin Heggie &
Zacharie Richardson


23rd May 2014

First Name: Merridy

Last Name: Keightley

Where are you from?: Dubbo

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

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

Comments: Buttons (our bear) helped us during our very sad time. Thank you.x


23rd May 2014

First Name: Lorrae

Last Name: Crane

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: When we received a Bear of Hope from
another family when we lost our son Fletcher

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


23rd May 2014

First Name: Bernadette

Last Name: Zantey

Where are you from?: Nimbin, NSW

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

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

Comments: This is a wonderful resource. It really helped me with my
grief, and still does. I wish it was in south Australia when my sister
had three miscarriages. She was not looked after at all there was no
validation of her loss.


23rd May 2014

First Name: Skye

Last Name: Franklin

Where are you from?: Perth

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

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

Comments: Since receiving my bear it has bought comfort. I sleep next
to my bear every night. Thank you so much.


23rd May 2014

First Name: Amy

Last Name: Hanly

Where are you from?: Wauchope NSW

How did you find out about us?: Port macquarie hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hamish Joseph Gill

Comments: My bear is sitting on the book shelf next to the photo of my
2 daughters. This tiny bear has helped with sadness of losing my baby.


23rd May 2014

First Name: Rhiannon

Last Name: Grant

Where are you from?: Sydney

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Finnley Sage Grant

Comments: Our daughter Finnley will be in our hearts, minds and souls
forever and always xxx


23rd May 2014

First Name: jye

Last Name: martyn

Where are you from?: newcastle

How did you find out about us?: from the hospital when we recieved the
horrible news about Arya

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: winter may

Comments: Thank you very much. The package put a smile on our face on
such a sad and horrible day


23rd May 2014

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: White

Where are you from?: Narromine NSW

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

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

Comments: A fantastic organization doing wonderful things for those at
such terrible times. For this I thank you on behalf of my three lost
Angles xoxo


23rd May 2014

First Name: Marisol

Last Name: Gonzalez

Where are you from?: Kings Park NSW

How did you find out about us?: Friend and Blacktown Hospital

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

Comments: It was a very touching gesture xx


23rd May 2014

First Name: Erin

Last Name: Angland

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: From our gift pack

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Dean Walter 13/3/09

Comments: Thank you to Dean's parents and Bears Of Hope for their
generous pack. We often think of your family x

Billie Rose & Harlow Grace 3.5.2014

Into our arms briefly and our hearts forever.


23rd May 2014

First Name: Erin

Last Name: Angland

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: From our gift pack

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lucy Margaret Gower
14.9.12-15.9.12

Comments: Thank you to Lucy's parents for their generous donation in
the support pack. You will always be in our thoughts x

Billie Rose & Harlow Grace 3.5.2014

Into our arms briefly and our hearts forever.


23rd May 2014

First Name: Liz

Last Name: Willis

Where are you from?: Harrington Park

How did you find out about us?: Very good friend Kylie Raftery

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eden Hope Dodd
30/11/10-6/12/10

Comments: We lost our precious angel Benjamin Elijah Willis
18/6/2012-25/6/12. The care package was so helpful & love our Xavier
bear, he gives our family cuddles when we are sad!


23rd May 2014

First Name: Katrina

Last Name: Dalglish

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: When we lost our baby boy

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ann Brown 17.2.12

Comments: It was such comfort to receive something tangible to take
home with us when we were leaving our baby Oliver James behind. Oliver
was born 22weeks 4 days and our first born. Today is the day he was due
to be born. Although it is still extremely painful, we know we can take
comfort that others are there for us and have been through similar experiences.
Thank you.


2nd May 2014

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Morrison

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: When we lost our baby daughter last year

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bradley Michael Jacob

Comments: When we found bears of hope last year after the loss of our first baby, they were there for us and supported us through our journey. So when we lost our son in March, they were there again for my husband and I supporting us in every way they could. Receiving our little bear for our son has given us hope and something to fill our empty arms. Thank you to Bradley's family for donating this prescious little bear.


28th April 2014

First Name: Stephanie

Last Name: Delmore

Where are you from?: North St Marys

How did you find out about us?: Through Nepean Hospital giving me a bears of hope pack

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bella Angelo 8th March 2011

Comments: After I lost my daughter Emily Elisabethae on 10 September 13 I was given a bears of hope pack I can not thank you enough or the staff at the hospital I was at. Thank you for donating the bear so I would carry her out of the hospital with me. She now sits in my loungeroom taking a proud place on my mantel.


28th April 2014

First Name: Kate

Last Name: Cumming

Where are you from?: Harrow, Vic

How did you find out about us?: Lisa, Geneticist, Royal Woman's Hospital

Comments: Thank you all for the hard work that you put in each and every day. The love and support is so very appreciated. My Sophie bear is cherished, and I thank you for being there when we need you most.

RIP Baby Taylor, 17-11-2013


18th April 2014

First Name: Stephanie

Last Name: Kim

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Maternity clinic

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

Comments: The bear we reviewed has bough much peace to our household. Thank you to little Harrison's parents for the bear xx


9th April 2014

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: Azzopardi

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: I was given a Sophie bear at the hospital when my daughter was stillborn

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Paisley Jane Cashmore 30/06/2012

Comments: I received a little Hope bear while doing a workshop on grieving with Bears of Hope. It is for the baby I miscarried before the stillbirth of my little girl. I'm so appreciative to have this bear, Hope, that I can now place next to her sister bear Sophie.
To the parents of Paisley, I'm deeply sorry for your loss and thank you for playing this part in my grief journey. When I was in high school I was forever drawing doodles in paisley patterns and I'm still attracted to it. The pouch that my daughters ashes are in is made from a fabric embossed with paisley. This all makes this particular bear in honour of your Paisley extra special. Thank you.


23rd March 2014

First Name: Renee

Last Name: Chapman

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Gift Bag

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kaiah Savage Pollard

Comments: Leaving the hospital on 4th March 2014 without our sweet boy,
Malachi Joel, was the hardest thing we will ever have to do. But having
a little bear that had been given to our boy from another family that
knew exactly what we were going through to take with us truly helped us
on the first steps of our journey. We thank you from the bottom of our
hearts xxxxxx


19th March 2014

First Name: kelly

Last Name: hornby

Where are you from?: sunshine coast

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: chance nicole graf howden

Comments: nice to know we are not alone


17th March 2014

First Name: k

Last Name: Wood

Where are you from?: Burnie, tasmania

How did you find out about us?: On google

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Niamh Joan horan

Comments: Thank u so much to the parents who donated this best it is beautiful and to recieve such a beautiful bear that has such meaning xxx


14th March 2014

First Name: Carmilla

Last Name: Mackenzie

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: through hospital from a previous miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Rose & Kaiah Savage Pollard

Comments: These 2 bears have been something I can tangibly hold while grieving for our babies.


13th March 2014

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Wykes

Where are you from?: Central West NSW

How did you find out about us?: NALAG

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


12th March 2014

First Name: Wilhelmina

Last Name: Long

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Bears of Hope bag when we lost our first child in 2011

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kaiah Savage Pollard

Comments: This arrived on a day when I really needed it; our son had a "sad day" at daycare recently and they tried distracting him with painting and it was so pretty. They gave it to me this morning, knowing we had miscarried and were sad too, so I could feel a bit more cheery and I came home to find my bear being delivered. Perfect timing. (It's the second bear we have now.)


11th March 2014

First Name: Taryn

Last Name: Murphy

Where are you from?: Blue Mountains

How did you find out about us?: Nepean Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Pearce Jayden Dumbrell 23.05.12

Comments: Thank you to the Dumbrell family for this bear. We will treasure it always.


8th March 2014

First Name: Lara

Last Name: Croft

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Karley Manaia 10/12/08

Comments: We lost our baby at 14 weeks on the 17/11/2013. I always wondered about the family that donated the bear we received and hope that they know how much we appreciate it and are honoured to have it in our home.


7th March 2014

First Name: Briallen

Last Name: White

Where are you from?: Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: I received a BOH after the death of my daughter

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hannah Lisa Flamm 6.4.13 - 7.4.13

Comments: My daughter Primrose Jemima Florence was born at RWH Randwick on September 5 2013. She passed away a day later on September 6. In the months since Primrose's death, our 'Hannah Bear' has provided us with so much comfort. I was able to choose my BOH and I chose Hannah's bear for a number of reasons - my middle name is Hannah, and your little girl had two dates, just like Primrose. Thank you so very much for allowing me to have a bear in your daughter's memory. I don't know you, but to this day I still think of you and your beautiful little Hannah.


28th February 2014

First Name: Joanna

Last Name: Karykides

Where are you from?: Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Support package given by our wonderful midwives

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

Comments: A great source of comfort after losing our baby girl Hope. Thank you Annabelle's family for ensuring we didn't feel all alone in this horrible situation x


27th February 2014

First Name: Tammy

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital bears of hope package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tyla Ross 26-11-2009

Comments: We lost our baby girl at 20 weeks gestation. This bear has sat next to my bed every night since then and it brings me great comfort as our little girl had it with her when she was born. Whenever I am having a particularly hard night I can cuddle this bear and it makes me feel closer to her.


27th February 2014

First Name: Amy

Last Name: Wilson

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Hospital social worker

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Thomas Michael chapman 31.8.11

Comments: Thank you to Thomas family for his bear. It brings us great comfort when we need it the most


17th February 2014

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Brand

Where are you from?: Kellyville Ridge NSW

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

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

Comments: Thank you for the bear it gave me comfort as I walked out of hospital with out my little Lucas. No words are enough to describe my sincere gratitude.


16th February 2014

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: Bain

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Previous Loss

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zoe Ball 25/12/09

Comments: We lost our son Luke at 19 weeks in 2010. 15 February 14 we lost our little girl also at 19 weeks. Thank you family of Zoe and Bears of Hope.


15th February 2014

First Name: nicole

Last Name: hunt

Where are you from?: orange

How did you find out about us?: my sister

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kailey Soffiah


10th February 2014

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Mason

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Nicholas Peter Manglis 11/8/07 & Niamh Joan Horan 27/4/13

Comments: Thankyou to both families ♡ sorry for your losses xx


6th February 2014

First Name: Emily

Last Name: Bridge

Where are you from?: Tamworth, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bella Angelo, 8-3-2011 & Imogene Kate, 27-10-2008

Comments: My babies, Andrew John & Eric James were born sleeping at 11:46 & 11:56am on the 30th of January, 2014; weighing 2895 & 2460 grams. We were just 5 days away from our inducement date.
A friend told us about Bears of Hope. The hospital has now given us 2 packages, one for each of our boys. Thank you to the parents of Bella & Imogene. I don't even have any words for how much it means to us, knowing there are people out there who have been through this & who understand.
I hope it comforts you knowing the memory of your babies is comforting us. <3


6th February 2014

First Name: Angela

Last Name: Grant

Where are you from?: Maitland NSW

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

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

Comments: Thank you to Cooper's family for your bear of hope. We have just lost our son Jackson Grant to Edwards Syndrome.
Jackson, we will always miss you, and we love you so, so much. Rest in peace, angel boy, Love Mummy, Daddy, Big sister Tahlia, and Big brother Jayden xxx


3rd February 2014

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Mason

Where are you from?: Geraldton

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

Comments: Thank you so much to the family of angel max, his bear is an unending support and comfort to me on hard nights.


29th January 2014

First Name: Cassandra

Last Name: Taylor

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Hospital Package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Indi Amanda Butcher
22.07.11

Comments: Receiving the Bear of Hope gave me something to hold
something that made it all feel real the knowledge that although those
around me don't understand my situation there are other families that
understand all to well and that gave me comfort.


28th January 2014

First Name: Cassandra

Last Name: Taylor

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Hospital Package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Indi Amanda Butcher 22.07.11

Comments: Receiving the Bear of Hope gave me something to hold something that made it all feel real the knowledge that although those around me don't understand my situation there are other families that understand all to well and that gave me comfort.


26th January 2014

First Name: Melinda

Last Name: Parker

Where are you from?: Quakers Hill

How did you find out about us?: Given a package in Norwest Private

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

Comments: What a beautiful service this bear giving is. To know that others have felt the loss that we feel now is heartwarming. Thank you for donating this bear and know that we will love it eternally as we continue to remember our own angel, Declan Noah Parker. From Melinda and Lincoln xxxxx


21st January 2014

First Name: Alice

Last Name: Calderon

Where are you from?: santa maria,calif. U.S.A.

How did you find out about us?: Googling info on meaning of water drop
on dry leaf and found your site.

Comments: My sisters baby was born sleeping 14 yrs ago and her son's
girlfriend delivered a sleeping baby boy at 14 1/2 week's yesterday.


21st January 2014

First Name: Kate

Last Name: Sargeson

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital Staff

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

Comments: This bear bought me such comfort. I was, and still am, having a really difficult time with the miscarriage. My bear gave us comfort
and made us feel that we werent alone. From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you.


13th January 2014

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: Dallinger

Where are you from?: Queensland

How did you find out about us?: A friend

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

Comments: I was very touched to receive our package in the mail at a time of great sadness and confusion.


12th January 2014

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Andren

Where are you from?: port macquarie

How did you find out about us?: After receiving a boh package.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Imogen Dawson Dyball. 06-10-2010

Comments: I am so thankful to imogen's parents for donating this bear in their Angels honor.
It has helped me through my tough times and her bear sits comfortably with my son's ashes. I have since donated 12 bears and I hope they help others like it did me.
RIP to all our precious angels.


12th January 2014

First Name: Amy

Last Name: Galea

Where are you from?: Blacktown

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah 27/09/10

Comments: In loving memory of our baby girl born at just 22 weeks - Sophie Rose Platt
Thankyou to Bears of Hope, thankyou for shedding some light & brightening up this difficult time we are all suffering.
What an amazing cause..
Donation made to the next little angel <3
Xx


10th January 2014

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Mazlin

Where are you from?: Gold Coast

How did you find out about us?: From receiving a bears of hope bag when our daughter passed away

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Albie 09.10.12

Comments: Thank you so much who donated this package to us. Our daughters ashes urn sits proudly with this bear. xxx


9th January 2014

First Name: Chantal

Last Name: McGarr

Where are you from?: Allambie, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: In hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Brock 10.05.2010

Comments: We lost our darling twin boys Lenny & Dexter on 12th and 13th Nov 2013 and were given 2 bears (both in honour of Brock). These adorable 2 bears now share our bed and are very special to us. Thank you xx


8th January 2014

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Greatorix

Email: lkhennessy@yahoo.com.au

Where are you from?: Engadine, Nsw

How did you find out about us?: Another angel mum

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

Comments: Deb and Chris, thank you so much for donating our Xavier bear. He means so much to us and ahead helped us immensely


8th January 2014

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Lennox

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: SAN hospital

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

Comments: We'd like to say a big thank you to the Richardon family for donating the two teddy bears that we received on 3.1.14 after the birth of our precious twin boys, Thomas & James, born too early at 16 weeks. The bears are a comfort in these difficult times.


8th January 2014

First Name: nancy

Last Name: baldacchino

Where are you from?: north richmond nsw

How did you find out about us?: hawkesbury hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: mason john vella
26.2.2011 brock geoffrey riddifad 10.5.2010 +jack anthony smith 16.9.2010

Comments: We lost our beautiful boy Levi at 39weeks and 3 days on the
3.12.2013 the bears we have received is a great help in knowing we
aren't alone my 2 other children got bears as well so your beautiful
children have enter into a wonderful family as our angels are flying
above us they will always know how much we miss them and love them


8th January 2014

First Name: Aimee

Last Name: Gray

Where are you from?: Central Coast, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Emma Sutherland

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Daniel Andrew McKinnon

Comments: Although we lost our baby boy Dustin John on 1st July 2008, I've only been apart of BOH in my local area for 5 months. In that time I've met so many great ladies & had so much support especially since we are expecting our 2nd rainbow bub. I was surprised with a BOH bear a month ago & it brings back so many memories but also reminds me that I'm not alone... Which I did feel for a long time. Thank you!


8th January 2014

First Name: Dale

Last Name: Mclennan

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: Nepean hospital

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

Comments: A great support network at a time when I needed it


8th January 2014

First Name: Hayley

Last Name: Lazzam

Where are you from?: australia glen innes

How did you find out about us?: john hunter hospital after i lost my baby

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Jon Mcdonald 17.9.2013.


7th January 2014

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Purins

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper & Kaitlyn

Comments: Our Angel "Alejandria" was born sleeping 7/1/11. I stressed
that I had nothing that was "hers" and the hospital gave us the most
beautiful gift from Bears of Hope. I can't thank the parents who
donated her bear enough, it gave me peace of mind. Xxxxx


7th January 2014

First Name: Erin

Last Name: Moon

Where are you from?: Camden, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Given a bear by my mum after she read an article in the paper

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

Comments: Thankyou to Hannah's family for the lovely bear. We lost our baby Evie at 19w6d and also donated a bear in her honour on her 1st birthday xx


7th January 2014

First Name: Katharine

Last Name: Spark

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oliver Kenning

Comments: Thank you to Oliver's mother and also to Bears of Hope. The last 24 hours have been the hardest hours of my life and receiving the bear and learning about your charity has been extremely comforting.


7th January 2014

First Name: Sophie

Last Name: Keane

Where are you from?: Hobart

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


7th January 2014

First Name: Maureen

Last Name: Papas

Where are you from?: Perth WA

How did you find out about us?: Armadale hospital in perth

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

Comments: I would like to say a huge thanku to bella's parents for donating the bear! An thanku to everyone from bears of hope! Your amazing work an bear have helped me through a difficult time. THANKYOU xoxo


7th January 2014

First Name: Christie

Last Name: Bartlett

Where are you from?: Wollongong

How did you find out about us?: After I lost my little girl 2012

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


7th January 2014

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Tickner

Where are you from?: Werrington Downs

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Rose 1/9/04

Comments: From one mummy to another my heart aches. I will always carry my baby phoenix's heart in my heart. There are no words for our pain and emptiness. I will cherish your bear forever xoxo


7th January 2014

First Name: Kellie

Last Name: Thomas

Where are you from?: Hunter Valley NSW

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

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

Comments: Thank you to the Grima family. This little guy gets me through and gets a cuddle everyday. Thank you Bears of Hope.


7th January 2014

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: Wildman

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: SAN Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tanisha Anne Yaldren - 20.08.10

Comments: We lost our daughter in 2007, but nothing was available in the hospital back then. When I came back in 2013 at the successful birth of my son the social worker gave me this beautiful bear after reading our files. Thank you so much to that Yaldren family and I am so so sorry for the loss of your precious little girl.


7th January 2014

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: Watts

Where are you from?: Hornsby, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: I received this Sophie bear in September 2012 after giving birth to my daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Watts at only 19weeks and 5days.
This bear, along with my friends and family, helped me through the most difficult time of my life.


6th January 2014

First Name: nancy

Last Name: baldacchino

Where are you from?: north richmond nsw

How did you find out about us?: hawkesbury hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: mason john vella 26.2.2011 + brock geoffrey riddifad 10.5.2010 +jack anthony smith 16.9.2010

Comments: We lost our beautiful boy Levi at 39weeks and 3 days on the 3.12.2013 the bears we have received is a great help in knowing we aren't alone my 2 other children got bears as well so your beautiful children have enter into a wonderful family as our angels are flying above us they will always know how much we miss them and love them


2nd January 2014

First Name: Louise

Last Name: McArdle

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Royal Women hospital Randwick

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

Comments: RIP Xavier xxx