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2018


19th November 2018

First Name: Chloe

Last Name: Aylward

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: I received a bear of hope from The San

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Gemma Voilet March 2016

Comments: We received this beautiful bear donated in honour of Gemma Voilet when our own daughter (Faith) was stillborn at 21 weeks on 17.10.2018. This bear brought us so much comfort, and we feel connected to Gemma in a way we can not describe. We have prayed for Gemma along with our own darling Faith in Heaven - we know that they are together in perfect peace. We appreciate the donation more than we could share.


15th November 2018

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: King

Where are you from?: Western Australia

How did you find out about us?: Hospital bereavement package

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Alex Leanne Jenkins

Comments: Thank you to the Jenkins family for donating a bear in memory of your girl Alex who was sadly born sleeping June 25th 2017.
Forever in my thoughts, thank you.


11th November 2018

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Fraser

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Westmead Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sky Yip (12/01/16)

Comments: Beautiful teddy Sky was brought to my partner and I through the heartache of losing our precious little baby girl Ava at 20 weeks.
Thank you and sending all my love from my family to yours and all other families.

I am missing my baby Ava every single day. Mummy and daddy love you baby girl, forever and always xxx


12th October 2018

First Name: Naomi

Last Name: Carpinteri

Where are you from?: Pakenham

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hayden James Martin 23.12.12-08.01.13

Comments: I want to thank the family of Hayden for the donation of the precious bear. We lost our dear baby Alexander in August 2018.

The bear sits on Alexander's shelf next to his teddy bear urn. It has given both my husband and comfort in these weeks. I take it down often to cuddle.

We are so very sorry for your loss and think about you often. Love from my husband and I to you and your family xxx


8th September 2018

First Name: Jacqui

Last Name: sainsbury

Where are you from?: Bundeena, Royal National Park Sydney

How did you find out about us?: After giving birth to my son in hospital

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

Comments: A heart felt thank you to the wonderful family of beautiful little
Zachary. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, please know that taking home a
bear with your babies name on it, is what saved us through our grief of
losing our Oliver. We are so grateful. I hope one day you see this message!
So much love to you. Xxx


21st August 2018

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Simpson

Where are you from?: Montrose

How did you find out about us?: Given a bear at Mitcham Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Billie and Harlow Angland 3/05/2014

Comments: Thank you to Billie and Harlow’s family for the Sophie bear we received after our little girl, Holly, was born. The teddy and package has been a huge support to us and the Sophie bear has been something to cuddle once we weren’t able to hold our little girl anymore.
Thank you,
Melissa and Greg


8th August 2018

First Name: Annette

Last Name: OReilly

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: We received a pack

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eva Beretor 23/8/07

Comments: We lost our Angel baby today at 14 weeks pregnant Brodie Kenneth O’Reilly 7/8/18


1st August 2018

First Name: Jessika

Last Name: Bryant

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Was given boh pack in hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Scout Sunflower Macpherson


1st August 2018

First Name: Chanae

Last Name: Hodge

Where are you from?: Cessnock, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through the loss of our daughter, Zara, we received a BOH gift pack at Maitland Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Raymond James Fergie
(26/10/2012)

Comments: Thank you to the Fergie family for the donation, and for the beautiful bear in honour of Raymond James Fergie 26/10/2012. Raymond and Zara's bears sit together looking after eachother.

Zara's due date was 20/10/18

Zara Jade Currie 4/7/18
Mummy, Daddy and Brielle miss you so much baby girl, love you forever little darlin' xxoo


29th July 2018

First Name: Lisha

Last Name: Roche

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah & Lucas Gray

Comments: Thank you to Noah and Lucas's family for donating this bear. He has been such a comfort to me during the worst time of my life. My precious son Kai was born sleeping at 22 weeks and i clung to this bear as we left the hospital without him. I will be forever grateful to Noah and Lucas's parents and to BOH for the amazing work you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Anthony and Lisha - parents of Kai James Cronin, the brightest star in the night sky x


29th July 2018

First Name: Kymberly

Last Name: Clark

Where are you from?: Gunnedah, New South Wales

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

Comments: Thank you for such a beautiful and priceless gift at a time of heartbreak and despair. It was beautiful to have a physical reminder that we were not only not alone, but that our beautiful baby will always be with us


21st July 2018

First Name: Chris

Last Name: Ash

Where are you from?: Gunnedah

How did you find out about us?: Tamworth Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ryan Samuel Sharpe

Comments: We lost our baby Angel Maree at 20 weeks.
Having a bear to bring home we never expected but it was that small gesture that we are truly grateful for. It doesn't replace cuddling a newborn but it definitely helped.
Angel is in our thoughts everyday.


5th July 2018

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Lamkin

Where are you from?: Wishart

How did you find out about us?: A donated bear given to us at hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Amora Sandy Latham 4/4/15

Comments: We lost our son Austin Thanh Lamkin on the 21st June 2018 at 16 weeks 6 days.


4th July 2018

First Name: Kim

Last Name: McPhillips

Where are you from?: Grafton, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lucas Jacob Dalzell

Comments: We received our bear of hope one month ago. I held this bear when I could no longer hold my precious baby boy, Ben, delivered into the world but already with the angels. Our Sophie bear from Lucas has given us some comfort during this time. Thank you to Lucas’ family for this gift.


2nd July 2018

First Name: Mari

Last Name: Popple

Where are you from?: GUNNING

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you for your special bear donated in memory of your baby to our darling daughter, Lily. It sits in a special place next to her big brother's bear. We are so very sorry for your loss.


19th June 2018

First Name: Aleshia

Last Name: Ikin

Where are you from?: Hobart

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you for the gift pack during this tough time we have faced.


2nd June 2018

First Name: Danielle

Last Name: Bonham

Where are you from?: Morisset Park NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Beau Hindmarsh 22-05-2009

Comments: It has taken me too long to acknowledge receipt of a beautiful little bear donated on honour of Beau.


2nd June 2018

First Name: Tracey

Last Name: Simpson

Where are you from?: Tamworth

How did you find out about us?: Tamworth hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Katherine Leila Roseanne Miller

Comments: My husband Ben and I received a Bears of Hope package after our beautiful baby boy David James was born sleeping at 35 weeks on 11/05/18. He is in our hearts every day and we love and miss him so much.


30th May 2018

First Name: Jenna

Last Name: Sanvitale

Where are you from?: Bulli

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kate Kreszo 11.07.2009

Comments: I'm a little bit late signing the guest book. We received 2 beautiful bears, both honouring baby Kate back in 21.03.17 at Westmead hospital when we lost our precious twin baby girls Evie Lee & Taylor Morgan Sanvitale.
Thank you Kate's parents for your donation. These bears sit on my bedside table and I look at them often.


28th May 2018

First Name: Alana

Last Name: Paydon

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Angus Leo Bidner

Comments: Thank you so much for his bear. It came to me at a time of grieving and I feel so blessed to have received it. We lost our baby at 10 weeks and we are devastated. We plan on donating a bear and honouring our child when we get home from the hospital. Thank you.


17th May 2018

First Name: Alexandra

Last Name: Eather

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: The cuddle cot and the support pack

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

Comments: Thank you so much to the family that donated our bear. We received it on Mother's Day after our son Leo James was born sleeping 12.05.18. Thank you to Bears of Hope for supplying our hospital with a cuddle cot. It meant the world to be able to spend those precious moments with our son x


5th May 2018

First Name: Angela

Last Name: Stathopoulos

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Marcus Tangikaran 22.09.12


1st May 2018

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Andrist

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Support pack from hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah Fraser Field

Comments: Thank you for donating this special bear, I received it 25/11/2016 days after I lost my little girl 23/11/2016. It was the only thing I held as I left the hospital without my baby and a broken heart.
I always think about you and Noah xoxo


1st May 2018

First Name: Marianna

Last Name: Hartigan

Bear received in honour of Billie & Harlow Angland

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: We were given a Bears of Hope package after the loss of our daughter Bambi (16 weeks)
We were go grateful to receive this package when we left hospital, our daughter Bambi Hartigan was born at 16 weeks. As others have said in their messages it was comforting having the bear to cuddle at night.

This was our second late miscarriage (Hux Hartigan 16weeks also) and that time we felt we had no support.

We find the Bears of Hope journal useful to write in and it has also helped us process this difficult time.

Thank you to the Angland family for donating our bear to us and we send you peace and love from our family to yours xx

What a fantastic charity, you should be so proud to be helping so many others.

Marianna and Scott x


26th April 2018

First Name: Chrissie

Last Name: Burns

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

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

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

Comments: Thank you so much to the family who donated this little teddy. It’s heartbreaking that so much of us have lost our babies, but with these bears it passes on an unspoken way to let you know that your not alone..We were given the bear when we delivered our identical twin girls, Amelia and Mackenzie at 31 weeks. Our little bear sits up with our memory box and our girls ashes. Other nights our 3yr old son sneaks him into his bed and cuddles him all night. He gives us strength and warmth when we need it most. Many love and thanks


26th April 2018

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: Morgan

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Westmead Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ava Maree-May Parkes and Baby Griffin

Comments: We were given a pack from the wonderful, kind, compassionate nurses before our little boy was born.
Then another nurse took photos with our son Ethan and another bear, so we somehow received two bears.
Both bears mean the absolute world to me as they represent so much. Thank you to the families as the gift you gave on behalf of your children helped to provide some comfort during some really dark days.
My husband and I feel for your loss, but they will always be in our thoughts along with our boy.


19th April 2018

First Name: Amy

Last Name: Ellis

Where are you from?: Glenmore park, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophie Cleo Raferty 14/12/08

Comments: Our heartfelt thanks and condolences to Sophie's family. We will cherish her bear for our Lily


19th April 2018

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: Hudson

Where are you from?: Bendigo, Victoria

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

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

Comments: Thank you so much for our package & Bear.
This Bear has brought so much comfort to our 6 year old son who lost his little sister Harper.


28th March 2018

First Name: Tiani

Last Name: Crearc

Where are you from?: Woy woy

How did you find out about us?: Care package supplied by hospital

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


16th March 2018

First Name: Maryanne

Last Name: A

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Bears of Hope Counsellor

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

Comments: I feel truly touched to have received a Bear of Hope after my recent and first loss.

It’s been a very difficult time but the discovery of this fantastic organisation & understanding staff has made it that little bit better.

May peace be with you all & our little ones up in heaven!


15th March 2018

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: GregoryJones

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: After the loss of our little girl.

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

Comments: Thank you to Bj Mark Sallus's parents for donating a bear. Your bear sits with our little girl to keep her company. Thank you.


12th March 2018

First Name: Donna

Last Name: Marsh

Where are you from?: Perth

How did you find out about us?: Midwife

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


8th March 2018

First Name: Vicky

Last Name: Maiorca

Where are you from?: Shell Cove, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Support package received from Wollongong Private Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Billie & Harlow Angland - 3/05/2014

Comments: My husband James and I lost our first baby boy, Christian James who was born sleeping at 38 weeks on 8/02/2018.
We were given a bear of hope support package and bear in honour of Billie & Harlow Angland.
We were greatful to have the bear to hold onto as we left the hospital without having our son in our arms and we cuddle our bear every night as it gives us some comfort in filling our arms and feeling as though we are holding onto our beautiful baby boy.
To Billie and Harlow's parents, we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your precious babies and we thank you for your generous donation and support.
Thank you bears of hope for all the support you provide to all the parents of angel babies. At a time of complete loss, heartache, pain and devastation it is comforting to know that we are not alone.
To our little angel Christian,
We miss you so much and love you dearly. You are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.
"Twinkle twinkle little star
up in heaven is where you are
flying high and twinkling bright
our guiding star, our shining light
twinkle twinkle little star
our perfect angel is what you are"
Love Mummy & Daddy xxx


7th March 2018

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Hannon

Where are you from?: Brisbane Qld

How did you find out about us?: From another grieving parent

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

Comments: A big Thank you from myself and my partner for our teddy bear it's gives you hope and comfort.


27th February 2018

First Name: Taryn

Last Name: Hayhurst

Where are you from?: Bundaberg Queensland

How did you find out about us?: While in hospital giving birth to our little boy

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Madalyn Taylah & Tyler Andrew

Comments: Thank you so much for this beautiful gift!


22nd February 2018

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Knight

Where are you from?: Hobart Tas

How did you find out about us?: From a care package given to us at the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah & Lucas Gray

Comments: Thank you for the card package we received and thank you to Noah & Lucas’s parents for our beautiful little bear ????


22nd February 2018

First Name: Katie

Last Name: Manton

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Pebbles Silvee Stojcevski 26.11.12


22nd February 2018

First Name: Victoria

Last Name: Laughton

Where are you from?: Central Coast

How did you find out about us?: The hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Heath Kirk Djula - 14.06.2012

Comments: Thank you to the beautiful family who donated this bear in honour of their sweet boy Heath.
When we received this bear before I had even given birth to my son Brooklyn, I remember thinking how could another family possibly go through this. My heart broke but was also filled with warmth that you were able to donate this bear in our darkest and saddest time in our life. Our teddy now sits next to Brooklyn’s ashes in his bedroom. I know all of our angels are up there playing with one another and watching over us everyday.
Sending your family all of our love x


25th January 2018

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: McIntyre

Where are you from?: Port Pirie, South Australia

How did you find out about us?: We were given a bears of hope bag in hospital when we lost our baby boy Robbie x

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sophie Thomlinson <3 28.3.10 <3

Comments: This bag was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much to Sophie's and her family for the donation of this bear. Thank you also to bears of hope. Xoxox. Much love. Xoxox.


25th January 2018

First Name: Jasmine

Last Name: Mettraux

Where are you from?: QLD

How did you find out about us?: Received a bears of hope package after my miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: CHELSEA DEANNA BULL 22.07.08


23rd January 2018

First Name: Christiane

Last Name: Baker

Where are you from?: Ipswich, Queensland

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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

Comments: Thankyou so much for our Bear and deepest condolences to Jesseâ??s parents. We lost our Isobel just over a week ago and this Bear will be dearly cheerished by our family xx


23rd January 2018

First Name: Lisa

Last Name: Wilkins

Where are you from?: Windsor NSW

How did you find out about us?: The hospital gave us one of your bags.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jessie Jay & Jamie Vuc


14th January 2018

First Name: Geoff and Jess

Last Name: Parkinson

Where are you from?: Castle Hill

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Billie and Harlow


14th January 2018

First Name: Jody

Last Name: Whelan

Where are you from?: Westbury Tas 7303

How did you find out about us?: Bear of hope bag giving at hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Scout Sunflowers MacPherson

Comments: Thank you to the lovely family who donated this bear of hope bag with this bear. I will be ever grateful it saved my life not walking out of the hospital empty handed.


13th January 2018

First Name: Gina

Last Name: Pearce

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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

Comments: Thank you so much to the family of baby Seers. It has bought us a little bit of peace after our recent miscarriage. It is sitting on the shelf in the nursery beside the bear we received after loosing our darling Ryder at 2 months old in July. Xo


7th January 2018

First Name: Chantal

Last Name: Weir

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Amanda and Sally

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Riley Peter Newell

Comments: Thankyou <3 thank you for providing support to families during one of the most difficult times they can have. Thankyou for my little bears, in memory of precious angel Riley <3 xx


3rd January 2018

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Herr

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Charlotte Pamela Welch 25/7/11 - 26/7/11

Comments: Thank you so much for my bear, it has brought me comfort. We had a photo taken of the bear with my angel son, so I could still hold and cuddle the bear after our goodbyes with my baby.