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2015


31st December 2015

First Name: Hannalee

Last Name: Bendeich

Where are you from?: Newcastle N.S.W

How did you find out about us?: Online

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

Comments: We wish to thank you so very much for the lovely bear we received in honour of your sweet angel , our little angel was born sleeping 17.03.15 her name is Mikayla Elizabeth Waugh , we will forever treasure this bear and think not only of our little girl but of your sweet little Aimee also xxxx


21st December 2015

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Wilkins

Where are you from?: ACT

How did you find out about us?: a friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Max James 29.09.12

Comments: So special to receive a bear for Ronin from Max's family.... 9yrs and 10 months ago when we lost him I was sent home with nothing.....not even a pamphlet on helplines. Lovely to see BOH changing this!


19th December 2015

First Name: Kimberly

Last Name: Porter

Where are you from?: Armidale NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Its an honor to receive Xavier's bear. We have him sitting up on our angel daughters shelf.


19th December 2015

First Name: Antoinette

Last Name: Newton

Where are you from?: Sydney - hills district

How did you find out about us?: Friend of friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ella Jessie Stuut 6/04/09

Comments: A big thank you to BOH for sending me a bear in honor of lovely Ella Jessie Stuut. After loosing our first born son Aiden due to a premature birth and him passing after 5 days I felt so alone, numb and lost. Since finding BOH it has helped me know I'm not alone and be able to talk about my beautiful son. Thank you


10th December 2015

First Name: lillian

Last Name: fitzpatrick

Where are you from?: windale, nsw, australia

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: wyatt cummins

Comments: hello, we lost our precouis daughter, Emma Lee in late april this year. today we recieved the donated bear from Wyatt Cummin's family.

thank you so much xxx and much love to all for this christmas


9th December 2015

First Name: Scarlett

Last Name: Latham

Where are you from?: Newcastle NSW

How did you find out about us?: BOH package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harper Grace Reynolds 18/07/12

Comments: It has taken me 8 months to look at the card that was attached to our BOH bear.
Thank you to Harper's family for donating our bear in her memory. Maybe our girls are playing among rainbows together.. xx


4th December 2015

First Name: Joy

Last Name: Bornstein

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte and Paige O'Garey

Comments: We received our bear when our son Bennet was stillborn last year. Thank you so much for donating her in memory of your precious girls.


29th November 2015

First Name: Angela

Last Name: Grant

Where are you from?: Maitland NSW

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

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

Comments: I would like to say thank you to coopers family for the bear we received when our son Jackson passed away, almost 2 years ago. Today, would have been coopers 9th birthday, and I would like to let coopers family know that coopers in our thoughts, today and everyday. From our family to yours, we send love and hugs x


28th November 2015

First Name: cherie

Last Name: solly

Where are you from?: manly

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kacey Emmanuel Oberleuter

Comments: Thank you, we are so touched by the support and love.
This has given us commfort in this time of need.
love Cherie, Cris, Eleanor, and baby Levi.


17th November 2015

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Adams

Where are you from?: Baldwinville, Mass.

How did you find out about us?: facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Our baby girl Katarina Marie Adams

Comments: Hardest thing in the world losing our baby girl, I want to help as many families as possible.


9th November 2015

First Name: Natasha

Last Name: Karamanis

Email: natasha_hafiz@yahoo.com.au

Where are you from?: Penrith, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: BJ Mark Sallus

Comments: Thankyou for genouresly donating Levi's bear from BJ Mark. Through such pain knowing parent to parent you were able to comfort me xx


27th October 2015

First Name: Clare

Last Name: Revell

Where are you from?: Hobart

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

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


26th October 2015

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: gordon

Where are you from?: gold coast

How did you find out about us?: a friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hannah grace fewings

Comments: I am forever greatful for my bear of hope I received for my daughter haylee summer born 12/12/2014 2:08am at 29 weeks gestation weighing 1pound 8 1/2 ounces I would like to thank the parents of Hannah grace and bears of hope I will treasure my bear forvever xx


15th October 2015

First Name: Cara

Last Name: Fischer

Where are you from?: Kempsey nsw

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

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

Comments: I always look at my bear and remember the time i was happy with my life even though i walked away with empty arms and a broken. Still to this day when i pick up my bear i remember my loss and the smell of the hospital still remains on the bear. My angel 23/4/10 (11weeks and 5days).


26th September 2015

First Name: Naomi and Dale

Last Name: Norman

Where are you from?: California & Wales - but living at the moment in Cranebrook, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Nepean Hospital Penrith

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay - 16/06/07

Comments: We received our little Jesse bear when we lost our little boy, Jeremiah Kaden Ewok at 18 weeks gestation on 19 September, 2015. Our boy was too tiny and fragile to hold and our bear was such a gift. I've taken to carrying our Jesse bear around in my handbag when I'm out. It's a lovely comfort and I feel like I have a bit of my little boy with me. Thank you to Jesse's family for our bear. We pray for your family and know your beautiful little Jesse is also in the arms of the Lord, like our little Jeremiah.


23rd September 2015

First Name: Kristine

Last Name: Partridge

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?: Rosie Maree Young, 28/2/13

Comments: We were so grateful to receive a Bear of Hope recently when we lost our precious daughter Matilda Rose Partridge on 5th September, 2015. We have donated a Bear in her honour and hope the family who receives it finds comfort and strength at such a difficult time, just as we did. Sending much love XX


22nd September 2015

First Name: Natasha

Last Name: Clune

Where are you from?: Claremont Meadows

How did you find out about us?: Nepean Hospital Penrith

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Millie Jayne 14/04/2012

Comments: thank you so very to Millie Jayne's family and Bears of hope for this gorgeous bear. It offered us great comfort after we lost our precious son Elijah on the 25/08/15. Sending much love to all the precious angels and their families. Forever loved and forever missed. xxxxxx


10th September 2015

First Name: Ally

Last Name: Ayres

Where are you from?: TAS

How did you find out about us?: Calvary Hospital

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

Comments: Evangeline Francis Long

We thank this angel and her family for the precious gift we received.

This bear is another memory of these two, small and precious angels.

We wish that we could have you here with us, but unfortunately some dreams just don’t come true.

Your big brother holds Evangeline Bear ever so tightly and it breaks our heart to know he is never going to be able to hold you.

Our hearts will be forever broken.

May you both play and sing in heavens arms.

We love you.

Mummy, Daddy & Big Brother Sebbi xx


3rd September 2015

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: deHosson

Where are you from?: Barrack Heights, NSW

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

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

Comments: We were so honoured to receive a BOH package from the Fewings Family during our own loss of our beautiful daughter Georgie in May this year. Hannah's little bear sits in Georgie's room, and seeing it reminds us that we are not alone on this journey. May our daughters always be remembered xxx


22nd August 2015

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: OMeara

Where are you from?: Blacktown, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Midwives at Blacktown Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Madison Hope Andronicus

Comments: Thank you so much for the bear. We hope Madison Hope is showing our Sebastian around heaven.

If one day we have a rainbow baby, whom is a girl. We would like to name her Madison Hope. xx


20th August 2015

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Norman

Where are you from?: Canberra ACT

How did you find out about us?: Stillbirth death of our son

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Georgia Tamara 8/4/09

Comments: The bear we received at the worst time in our lives gave us hope for the future, knowing others had survived this tragedy. We thank the donators of our bear and remember their child with our own son Henry-Lee.


17th August 2015

First Name: Joanne

Last Name: Rogers

Where are you from?: Hamlyn Terrace NSW

How did you find out about us?: A friend

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

Comments: Thank you so much for our gorgeous little bear Matthew xxx


14th August 2015

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Hambly

Comments: Hello,

One of my closest friends has lost her angel baby, and we are at a loss at how to respond. Thank you so much for providing this invaluable resource, both for grieving parents and their friends and family.

Best,
Sarah


31st July 2015

First Name: Sara

Last Name: Gray

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

Comments: Thank you so much to the family of Hamish Gardner and the BOH for sending my family a bear for our son Ollie. This means so much to us, we will treasure it forever and always think of Hamish. Happy 2nd birthday little guy xx


24th July 2015

First Name: Camilla

Last Name: Walpole

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Amelia Rose Stephenson (28.8.13)

Comments: To the parents of angel baby Amelia, I would love to hear from you and tell you about the teddy we received for our baby Ruby. E: camillawalpole@gmail.com


8th July 2015

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Fong

Where are you from?: Darwin

How did you find out about us?: Friend

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

Comments: Thank you and many blessings. x


1st July 2015

First Name: Shelly

Last Name: Young

Where are you from?: Budgewoi

How did you find out about us?: Friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Paisley Jane Cashmore


30th June 2015

First Name: Philippa

Last Name: Gallagher

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: friend signed me up

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Will Cooper Gallagher


30th June 2015

First Name: Ana

Last Name: Kerwald

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: internet

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

Comments: Hope that the parents of Winter found strength and comfort as we did when we received the bear in her honor after our little angel Charlie passed. May your little angel rest in heaven. xx


29th June 2015

First Name: rachel

Last Name: mathis

Where are you from?: penrith

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: harper ava williams

Comments: Thank you so much for your bear i hold it so tight on nearly every night. I think my son dominic would have found your daughter and said thank you for the bear for me.


28th June 2015

First Name: Nikki

Last Name: Radford

Where are you from?: Launceston

How did you find out about us?: Received a Bear Of Hope after losing my son

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

Comments: After losing our beautiful son Lucas George on the 1st June 2015 at 22 weeks, I cannot thank Bobs parents enough for this beautiful gift x x


26th June 2015

First Name: Kristy

Last Name: Carey

Where are you from?: Canberra

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Thomas 21/4/2011

Comments: Thank you


25th June 2015

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Stevenson

Where are you from?: Sunshine Coast

How did you find out about us?: Friend & Sister

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hamish Gardner 29.07.13

Comments: This is the second of the 2 bears I received today which was a complete surprise however they could not have come at a better time! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to BOH & Hamish's family for donating this bear to my family. I will think of you and your precious Hamish always. I am forever grateful we now have something to remember my angels xx


25th June 2015

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Stevenson

Where are you from?: Sunshine Coast

How did you find out about us?: Friend and Sister

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Georgia Tamara 08.04.09

Comments: Just received 2 bears today a complete surprise they could not have come at a better time! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to BOH & Georgia's family for donating this bear to families like mine. I will always think of you and your sweet Georgia. Forever grateful we have something to remember my angels xx


25th June 2015

First Name: Camilla

Last Name: Brown

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: through the Royal Women's hospital Ranswick

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Thomas Francis Dean 03.01.13

Comments: i wanted to thank the family for the bear as it brought so much comfort to me. I had just had my second miscarriage in 6 months and was really struggling and this really helped. Today is what should have been my due date for the first baby I lost and I'm now hugging the bear that is here to replace the child I can not hug. Thank you for bringing me some comfort at this difficult time and I hope our children are playing together in heaven and it gives you some comfort knowing you have helped someone else and I pray for your loss too. Xx


23rd June 2015

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Anning

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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


23rd June 2015

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Anning

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Maximus Bryce hinton


22nd June 2015

First Name: Libby

Last Name: Walsh

Where are you from?: Nowra NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bailey Antoni

Comments: Thank you ????


22nd June 2015

First Name: Libby

Last Name: Walsh

Where are you from?: Nowra NSW

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

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

Comments: Thank you ????


22nd June 2015

First Name: Erica

Last Name: Gray

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Mater hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Willow Indy Burrell

Comments: Thank you ??
I treasure my bear so much! Thank you Willow xx


20th June 2015

First Name: Tanya

Last Name: Scott

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: Friend referral

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

Comments: I was so happy to receive this beautiful little bear. After losing my two week old Finley I felt so alone. When I held the bear and read the tag I knew that I wasn't alone, that there was another mother, another bereaved family that had felt the same heartache.
I can't thank the family enough for opening their hearts and donating this little bear of hope.


16th June 2015

First Name: Samantha

Last Name: Baker

Where are you from?: Botany NSW

How did you find out about us?: We received a BOH care package from the Royal hospital for Women

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Elijah Haynardn

Comments: I just want to thank little Elijah's parents with out our BOH we would have had nothing to hold onto once we had to say our last goodbye to our beautiful baby girl Destiny Jane Doherty. The message on the bear made me cry (in a good way) and I was so thankful we had something to hold and cuddle. I will celebrate and remember Elijah on 29 August again this year and I just wanted to say I think of you and your family a lot Elijah. Bless you all xx


13th June 2015

First Name: Courtney

Last Name: Barber

Where are you from?: Launceston

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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


8th June 2015

First Name: Sharni

Last Name: Hughes

Where are you from?: Perth, Western Australia

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

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

Comments: Thank you to Madison's parents for donating a bear. Madison now sits along side the teddy for my first born. Lachlan George Hughes.
Thank you to My amazing friend for sending me my BOH. It really has helped me heal.


4th June 2015

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: hammond

Where are you from?: Upper Coomera

How did you find out about us?: friends

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Paisley Jane cashmore 30/6/12

Comments: thank you


4th June 2015

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: McBean

Where are you from?: NSW

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

Comments: We recieved this bear when our son Fenix was born at 18wks 1 day on the 28th May 2015.
Thank you so much for this beautiful bear, it means so much to us and even inspired us to buy Bear Of Hope bears for our 3 previous losses that until now had nothing to remember them by.


4th June 2015

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: McBean

Where are you from?: NSW

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

Comments: After receiving a Bear Of Hope for my 4th loss I decided to buy bears for my other babies as well. This one is for my daughter Gamma who was miscarriaged at 9wks on the 3rd August 2009
Thank you so much for this beautiful bears, it means so much to us.


4th June 2015

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: McBean

Where are you from?: NSW

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

Comments: After receiving a Bear Of Hope for my 4th loss I decided to buy bears for my other babies as well. This one is for my daughter Isabel who was stillborn at 30wks 5 days on Valentine's Day 2009 (14th February 2009)
Thank you so much for this beautiful bears, it means so much to us.


4th June 2015

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: McBean

Where are you from?: NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Xavier Jordan Telfer

Comments: After receiving a Bear Of Hope for my 4th loss I decided to buy bears for my other babies as well. This one is for my daughter Halla who died during a missed miscarriage at 9-10wks, we choose to honour Halla on the 17th September 2008
Thank you so much for this beautiful bears, it means so much to us.


4th June 2015

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: King

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: online

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophia Simon 07.10.10

Comments: I received this beautiful little bear in honour of Sophia Simon, two months ago after my miscarriage in February 2015. My heart will forever be with my angel and I dearly thank Sophia's family for helping me get through this time. Jessica x


4th June 2015

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Kory

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: When we were leaving the hospital

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

Comments: What a beautiful token. We hope the parents of Charlotte found strength and comfort as we did when we received the bear in her honor when leaving the hospital after our little angel Isaac passed. You have inspired us to carry on our Isaac's memory as you have with your beautiful Charlotte. May your little angel rest in heaven xox


4th June 2015

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Maytom

Where are you from?: Previously from the Northern Rivers

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

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

Comments: This bear provided great comfort to me during my stay in hospital when I suffered a molar pregnancy.
Even though it was 2 years ago I still cradle the bear often and reflect on the life we lost and those dark days.

Thankyou for helping me through! I hope Lolas family know how much they gave me!


4th June 2015

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Houston

Where are you from?: Tasmania

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Molly 22/06/2007

Comments: It was a beautiful gift to have received please reach out to the family and let them know I cannot thank them enough xxx


4th June 2015

First Name: Bree

Last Name: Bailey

Where are you from?: Bathurst

How did you find out about us?: A friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Paisley Jane Cashmore

Comments: Thank you so much to bears of hope and to Paisleys family. My bear has brought me some relief over the past few months. I will never forget you little Reggie xxxxx


3rd June 2015

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: Cousino

Where are you from?: Burien Wa

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Didn't recive a bear

Comments: My precious angel Madison was born February 22rd 2008 and grew her wings March 30th 2008. Fly high baby girl. ^|^


3rd June 2015

First Name: Clarissa

Last Name: Perger

Where are you from?: Cairns

How did you find out about us?: Received a bears of hope package when we had our stillbirth daughter.

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

Comments: We are truly grateful for our beautiful package. We received our package from the canberra hospital. Thank you to Astrid's parents for donating the bear that we received for our daughter.


3rd June 2015

First Name: Christopher

Last Name: Clements

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Norwest Private

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


3rd June 2015

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Richards

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Gosford private

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hannah grace fewings

Comments: Your baby will be remembered by us, thank you our little come into the world 20/5/2015 at 12wks


3rd June 2015

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Richards

Where are you from?: Gosford

How did you find out about us?: ies private


3rd June 2015

First Name: Sandie

Last Name: Butler

Where are you from?: Warialda australia nsw

How did you find out about us?: Local police officer

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


24th May 2015

First Name: Leisa

Last Name: Edgar

Where are you from?: lockyer valley QLD

How did you find out about us?: hospital

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

Comments: thank you to Charlottes parents for the comfort from there daughters bear of hope xxx


6th May 2015

First Name: Suzanne

Last Name: Lewis

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital- north shore private and Dubbo bass

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Isabella Wren Diefenbach, Tinkerbell, Brock g Riddiford, Bradie Kevin Patrick Moore

Comments: Through caring relatives and the hospital we were given a number of these bears which were very comforting following the loss of our precious twin boys Finlay and Byron who were born prematurely and passed away shortly after they were born. Thanks for your kindness x


6th May 2015

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?: Paisley Jane Cashmore 30/06/2012

Comments: Thank you to Paisleys family. xo


1st May 2015

First Name: Leanne

Last Name: Purss

Where are you from?: Orange, NSW

How did you find out about us?: I lost my boy Jayden George 11.4.15


27th April 2015

First Name: Karlie

Last Name: Carleton

Where are you from?: Newcastle

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

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

Comments: This bear has helped and means so much


15th April 2015

First Name: Tracey

Last Name: Coldrey

Where are you from?: Melton, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Internet ~ Facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hamish Gardner 29.07.13

Comments: We received this bear to help us with the loss of our baby girl Amber who was born sleeping on the 04.02.15. I thank Hamish's family for donating this bear, it will be kept with my daughters keepsake things forever. How I wish our babies were never taken from us.


8th April 2015

First Name: Mathew and Leanne

Last Name: McAulay

Where are you from?: Camden, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Social Worker at Campbelltown Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Dean b8.9.09

Comments: We are so very grateful for the package we received after choosing to terminate our pregnancy after a diagnosis of Downs Syndrome. It is no less heartbreaking having to make a choice to give up a child you had hoped, prayed and dreamed for. Our bear is included in a box of memories I have created to honour our angel, Oliver. I wish I could thank Dean's parents in person for their kind donation. The gift given from one grieving parent to another is one we cherish and has set a fantastic example for the help we hope we have provided by making donations of our own. I sincerely hope that Dean's parents read this entry so that they learn the power of their donation.


6th April 2015

First Name: Hanna

Last Name: Knight

Where are you from?: Berowra NSW

How did you find out about us?: Was given a bear with my first loss

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

Comments: Thank you to Alfie and his family for the lovely bear we received when we lost our daughter. It will be well hugged!


3rd April 2015

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Hill

Where are you from?: Ballarat

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zac Connor Sharp 23/02/2102

Comments: Thankyou from the bottom of our heart for Zac's teddy bear in memory of your little boy to honour our little boy Roland James Anderson born sleeping at 20 weeks 4th June 2013. It's taken some time to process and post a message. Please know that your Bears of Hope pack helped during unbearable times. Thanks and with love Jessica and Jamie.


31st March 2015

First Name: Kara

Last Name: Sidhu

Where are you from?: Penrith NSW

How did you find out about us?: Nursing Staff

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlize Ersilia Stephens

Comments: Thanks to Bears of Hope and Charlize's mum and dad the bear we received when losing our precious daughter, Imogen, made the devastation and pain that little bit easier to bare knowing that we weren't alone.


26th March 2015

First Name: Sandie

Last Name: Butler

Where are you from?: tenterfield nsw australia

How did you find out about us?: word of mouth

Comments: My son Braith passed away on the 5.3.2015 aged just 2 years and 8 months


26th March 2015

First Name: Alisa

Last Name: Holbert

Where are you from?: Taree - Australia

How did you find out about us?: loss of child

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

Comments: We lost our baby girl on 12.2.15 23w and I would like to thank the Mills family for donating a bear in honour of their own loss Charlotte Mills 25.3.11. I hope that they have the chance to read this and know that their bear will be loved and cherished and Charlotte has also a special place in our heart.


26th March 2015

First Name: Jon

Last Name: Lau

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ella Jessie Stuut 6th April 2009

Comments: Our daughter Alexandra was delivered stillborn during February. The hospital staff gave us a Bears of Hope package and it was quite comforting to us in our time of sadness and grief. Thank you.


25th March 2015

First Name: Belinda

Last Name: vanderzwet

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: I lost my baby boy

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: elijah haynard 29.09.09

Comments: Elijah bear helped in more ways than I can ever thankyou for, I felt like I wasn't on my own, I never met elijah but he is always in my thoughts and always will be just like my own boy flynn will never leave my thoughts, so thankyou from the bottom of my heart, I will cherish my bear forever


20th March 2015

First Name: Erin

Last Name: Johnson

Where are you from?: Penrith

How did you find out about us?: Nepean hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Nicholas Peter Maglis

Comments: We received our bear in honour of Nicholas Peter Maglis and were so thankful for it as our arms weren't completely empty when leaving the hospital without our daughter Ava Grace. Thank you so much!


16th March 2015

First Name: Linneke

Last Name: Miscevich

Where are you from?: Canberra

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

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

Comments: The Bears of Hope package we received before leaving the hospital has been very special to us. We were able to know that we were not alone right from the start and have used everything in the package. The candle and Live Among Angels song was used at our son Samuel's funeral which was perfect when other songs weren't quite right and the Seeds of Hope are in a garden made especially for him in our backyard. What makes the bear extra special is that our Samuel grew his angel wings on the same day as baby Charlotte - 26 July. Sending many thanks for your loving donation xx


8th March 2015

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Mannigel

Where are you from?: Smiths Lake nsw

How did you find out about us?: support worker in the hospital

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

Comments: Thank you for your support through this difficult time for us. For us this teddy will help us remember our little girl Macey


7th March 2015

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: astell

Where are you from?: Penguin Tasmainia

How did you find out about us?: North west Private Hospital

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

Comments: this Bear has brought us much comfort. He sits on our daughters memory shelf.


6th March 2015

First Name: Catherine

Last Name: Dixon

Where are you from?: Blue Mountains NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlize Ersilia Stephens


6th March 2015

First Name: Rachael

Last Name: Regazzoli

Where are you from?: Sunshine Coast

How did you find out about us?: Nurses at nambour general hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lochie William Smith

Comments: This bear has been such a great comfort to our family. There are no words to express how grateful we are for the beautiful donation and support


5th March 2015

First Name: Haley

Last Name: Crockford

Where are you from?: port stevens

How did you find out about us?: from my previous miscarriages

Comments: Lucy ned and jamie and baby landy I miss you with all my heart xo


10th February 2015

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Fogarty

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

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

Comments: We just wanted to say thank you. We got to leave the hospital with something after the loss of our son. We are so sorry for the loss of your little girl. Thank you for your generosity and kindness of others during such a difficult time. Take care and may your kindness be returned to you tenfold x


6th February 2015

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: Dunn

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: The Hospital

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

Comments: We lost our second son Ned Andrew when he was stillborn, full term & for no reason on 5 February 2013. I often hold our bears of hope teddy & wonder about the family that donated him & their & our precious little angels Cooper & Ned x


6th February 2015

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Peters

Where are you from?: Quinalow queensland

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Thankyou very much to the beautiful family that donated my beautiful son Oliver's teddy. It gave me something to cling to in the dark days that followed the death of our son. It now sits with his ashes, just to keep him company. Thankyou very much.


29th January 2015

First Name: Shannyn

Last Name: Bockler

Where are you from?: Penrith, NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Karley Manaia 10.12.08

Comments: We received our bear after the loss of baby Benjamin on 31.10.14

Karley and her family are always in our thoughts xx


19th January 2015

First Name: Louise

Last Name: Hartog

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Redland Bay Hospital

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

Comments: When my husband and I lost our little boy Christian Elijah on the 19/10/14 we received a hope care package.

No words can describe the comfort that brought to us.

We send our love to Braxton's family and everyone else who goes through the heartbreaking pain of losing a child they will never get to see grow up.

The work that this organisation does means the world to me and my family.

Many Thanks
Rob and Lou


15th January 2015

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Lofton

Where are you from?: Yagoona, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Given a pack

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

Comments: Thankyou for all you offer!


11th January 2015

First Name: Janelle

Last Name: Harkins

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: I received a bears of hope pack

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

Comments: We gave the teddy to my 3 year old son as a gift from his angel sisters, Molly and Charlee.


11th January 2015

First Name: Jenny

Last Name: Stanley

Where are you from?: Port Pirie

How did you find out about us?: from a twin loss support group

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

Comments: sending love to Xaviers family, for the little bear in memory of him, for my little Ben. Xxx


10th January 2015

First Name: Bronwyn

Last Name: goulding

Where are you from?: penrith

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

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

Comments: this is a great comfort the support this bear gives us, I want to look at how I can be more involved in your organisation


9th January 2015

First Name: Ariana

Last Name: Richards

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: through my tragedy at Liverpool Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you to this organisation & all involved in raising money to donate these bears. My heartbreak was undescribable but the bear was a wonderful & welcoming gesture during my days of darkness.
Since our loss we have been blessed with our son & he now cuddles Xavier when he goes to bed.
Thank you sincerely.


7th January 2015

First Name: Alison

Last Name: Holden

Where are you from?: Orange NSW

How did you find out about us?: We received a bear at the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: My Seven Angels

Comments: Thank you for allowing me to carry this bear home from the hospital. Having something to carry in my arms made such a difference.


7th January 2015

First Name: Charmaine

Last Name: Donoghue

Where are you from?: Old Bar

How did you find out about us?: Given a bear when we lost our baby

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


7th January 2015

First Name: Jacquie

Last Name: Ott

Where are you from?: warrnbool

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jordan Oliver Rian Serpell 23/09/09


7th January 2015

First Name: shelley

Last Name: CanobieHarris

Where are you from?: northern rivers nsw australia

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

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

Comments: My heart goes out to all the mums and dad's who have been down this tragic path. I'm so thankful the hospital had a bear of hope for us. Thanks to Alexanders parents for my bear too. I wish the bears I raised will never have to go home with parents. I'm forever broken and forever grateful.


6th January 2015

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Thorpe

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Friends

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Paisley Jane Cashmore

Comments: Thank you for my bear


6th January 2015

First Name: sarah

Last Name: kennedy

Where are you from?: gold coast

How did you find out about us?: tweed hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: imogene kate

Comments: Thank you, was lovely to get a bear of hope to take home, it was a very small piece of kindness to fill the void of walking out of the hospital with out my son Maverick. So im grateful for that!


4th January 2015

First Name: Bidaya

Last Name: Eltana

Where are you from?: Sydney