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2019


31st October 2019

First Name: Steve

Last Name: Dodd

Where are you from?: Castle Hill NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zander Dodd

Comments: Thanks to Bears if hope, our care package has really helped a lot and out us in touch with support services. We want to pay it forward and help out other families who are experiencing the loss of a child.


30th October 2019

First Name: Iesha

Last Name: Chamma

Where are you from?: Hoxton Park, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Local Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sam Bennett

Comments: Thank you for our lovely package. It was a joy to receive this during such a hard time of our journey.


29th October 2019

First Name: Steve

Last Name: Dodd

Where are you from?: Castle Hill, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zander Bryson Dodd

Comments: Thanks to Bears of Hope for their support package. We lost our little man at 22 weeks. The staff at Norwest Private Hospital were very supportive and gave us the bears of Hope package. We have donated a Sophie bear to the next family who experiences a stillbirth and we hope that they can find comfort in the family and friends who surround them as ours did.
Bears of Hope has a vast collection of resources for help its comforting to know there is so much help out there


28th October 2019

First Name: bree

Last Name: giles

Where are you from?: Rutherford, NSW, Australia

How did you find out about us?: We donated for our own Angel baby

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Grace Gwyneth Yeon


28th October 2019

First Name: Kelly

Last Name: Johnston

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Whilst in Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ruby Mikaela Willingham

Comments: Thank you for your beautiful donation in memory of your loving daughter Ruby xx I recently attended our first Bears of Hope memorial on 15th October at Hobart's Waterfront, upon our departure of Son, Noah 2, was gifted your beautiful bear. He cuddles the teddy daily and uses her in his play. And is very happy to call her Ruby xx


27th October 2019

First Name: bree

Last Name: giles

Where are you from?: Rutherford, NSW, Australia

How did you find out about us?: We donated for our own Angel baby

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Grace Gwyneth Yeon


24th October 2019

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Bush

Where are you from?: Penrith

How did you find out about us?: Midwife at the hospital.gave us a package

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

Comments: We are forever greatful for the support of the midwives and the amazing comfort we received from the bears of hope package they gave us .
We felt honoured to receive our bear in honour of someone's beautiful little one. And hope others recieve ours as well.


24th October 2019

First Name: Caitlyn

Last Name: Grzmil

Where are you from?: Gippsland, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Hosptial

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

Comments: Thank you


24th October 2019

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Holt

Where are you from?: Newcastle

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

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

Comments: I would like to thank Matthews parents for donating he's beautiful bear. It helped me and my family through the most difficult time of our lives. Our beautiful bear also gave me something to hold as I walked out of hospital without my beautiful baby girl Chloe. I will always be forever greatful and honour Matthew on his birthday every year. Thank you so much and I am so sorry for your beautiful boys loss


24th October 2019

First Name: Jade

Last Name: Evans

Where are you from?: Canberra

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Austin Stewart 28/9/2011


24th October 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: ODea

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: We received a bear when we lost our son

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Avaline grace van damme

Comments: Thank you so much for our bears of hope for our precious boy Atticus. From your precious girl Avaline x


24th October 2019

First Name: Laura

Last Name: Lanier

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Loss of a child

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jacinta and Madeline

Comments: Many thanks
Thinking of you, your angels, and our angel Michael Xxxx


24th October 2019

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Armstrong

Where are you from?: Sunshine West, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Social Media

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Robyn Armstrong


24th October 2019

First Name: Zoe

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Central Coast

How did you find out about us?: Gosford Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Loki Taylorn & Charli Hobersn

Comments: Sorry for your loss. we found so much comfort in the bear during our hard times.


24th October 2019

First Name: JessandWilliam

Last Name: Gately

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Gosford Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Andjelko Vrankovic 5/6/17

Comments: Thank you to the Vrankovic Family especially little Andjelko for brining is comfort and support during the loss of our little Angel Hunter.
Much love to you all


24th October 2019

First Name: Hannah

Last Name: McNamara

Where are you from?: Canberra

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Landon Maxx Baggett

Comments: We received your bear at the birth of our beautiful Lulu Annie Pearl - 22 November 2018


24th October 2019

First Name: Jess

Last Name: Gillingham

Where are you from?: Cohuna

How did you find out about us?: Bendigo Hospital when I delivered my daughter who was born sleeping

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Craig Robert Watkins 15.11.87 & Lara Eve Taylor 07.09.14

Comments: I delivered my beautiful little girl Angel Rose at the New Bendigo hospital on the 17/04/2018 Angel was born sleeping and had been diagnosed with Turner syndrome, she had too much fluid surrounding her causing her little heart to be pushed over to the wrong side, she had lung and kidney defects also so the poor little darling didn't stand much chance. R.I.P Angel Rose Gillingham 17/04/2018 love always Mummy, Daddy, your big sisters Kiera & Sophia & your now baby sister Laila


24th October 2019

First Name: Shannon

Last Name: Jones

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: Lyell Mcewin Hospital

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

Comments: Thankyou, words can not express what it meant to us to receive this bear.


24th October 2019

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Jongerden

Where are you from?: Aberglasslyn

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jessica Kathryn & Judith Cooper 04/12/13

Comments: Your bear lives with our baby son Dustin thank you so much xx


24th October 2019

First Name: Kaylah

Last Name: Crumpton

Where are you from?: Blayney NSW

How did you find out about us?: In hospital

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

Comments: We thank the family of Jesse and Jamie for your wonderful donation. It helped us to feel not alone when we left the hospital without our beautiful Kalin xx


24th October 2019

First Name: Kim

Last Name: Dent

Where are you from?: Swan Hill

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Grace Angel Rosasqui & Lily Grace Rosasqui


16th October 2019

First Name: Tenielle

Last Name: Styants

Where are you from?: Perth Western Australia

How did you find out about us?: My dear friend who is also an angel mum

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Samuel Andrew Miscevich
26/7/14 & Grace Carter 2/6/16


15th October 2019

First Name: Cassandra

Last Name: Dean

Where are you from?: Sydney, Australia

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Phoenix moon

Comments: Such a beautiful idea. I had a missed miscarriage at 13 weeks and had my baby removed on Friday the 13th of September 2019 and the grief is still so overwhelming. My heart goes out to everyone else going through this horrendous pain xxx


14th October 2019

First Name: Tayla

Last Name: Annetts

Where are you from?: Central coast nsw

How did you find out about us?: Gosford hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: ~ Lucas James Blackburn ~
2.5.14

Comments: Thank you so very for our gorgeous Lucas bear, he has filled our empty arms with love. He has been giving loads of cuddles.


11th October 2019

First Name: Courtney

Last Name: Cecil

Where are you from?: Gold coast

How did you find out about us?: Gold Coast university hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Campbell George Parker

Comments: Thank you so much for your generous donation. It really put a smile on our face after losing our baby at 15 weeks gestation. We hope you read this and realise it has gone to a family who is so grateful for your donation and love.


8th October 2019

First Name: Kirsty

Last Name: Dodd

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Andrew John holds a special place in our heart and home, thank you


3rd October 2019

First Name: Emily

Last Name: Price

Where are you from?: Tasmania

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Declan Noah Parker


3rd October 2019

First Name: natasha

Last Name: embrey

Where are you from?: brisbane

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: eli clive miller

Comments: thank you for his gorgeous keepsake. its a nice comfort on a bad day x


29th September 2019

First Name: Mellissa

Last Name: Santoro

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Pace and Jamie Pace

Comments: Being given the bear has helped remind me that I am not alone. It has brought my great comfort in remembering my son Lucas who I lost on 09.09.19.


26th September 2019

First Name: Bronwyn

Last Name: Martini

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Our hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Patrick Charles Newton

Comments: Thank you for donating our beautiful bear in honour of your precious Patrick . Our bear sits next to our photo frame with a plaque in honour of our precious Corbin James Martini, he was born sleeping at 19 weeks .


18th September 2019

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Nicolle

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Maysie Kate Groves 01.07.14

Comments: Bless you Maysie

We lost our Daughter 2018. Something no words can describe the pain we parents suffer from.
I just want Maysies parents to know thank you so much for donating this beautiful bear. Your Maysie is Remembered by me every day and I know our little angels are playing together in Heaven xx Thank you also to bears of hope for all the hard work you do helping us create our memories for our Angels.

I don't post social media as I'm very private person but I needed Maysies parents to know I have received Maysies bear xx Thank you so much Bless you


18th September 2019

First Name: Claire

Last Name: Burgess

Where are you from?: Sunshine Coast, Qld

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

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

Comments: Thank you so much to Bears of Hope and to Isaac’s parents for such a comforting pack and bear in such a confusing time. We lost our son due to a placental abruption at 34 weeks.
Thank you Isaac.


16th September 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Webb

Where are you from?: Wollongong NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Benjamin Bockler

Comments: Finding out our son was no longer with us at 12weeks was devastating, we left the hospital after 5 hours of waiting for a plan to manage my missed miscarage we were sent home with our bears of hope bag.
I would never have thought the kindness of a stranger would have brought me so much comfort.
Thank you so much to bears of hope and Benjamin's family for helping me through this time and reminding me that I am not alone xx


13th September 2019

First Name: Julie

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Miss Avaline Grace Van Damme

Comments: The bear that was given NAMED AVALINE GRACE VAN DAMME has been hugged by all the girls and welcomed into the family. It has been easier to talk about our loss while hugging the bear. I wish to say a huge thank you to little miss Avaline Grace Van Damme and her gorgeous loving and caring family for helping us through this time. With all the love and support we have received it's made this difficult hard time a more memorable sweet time


12th September 2019

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Campbell

Email: amandacampbell84@gmail.com

Where are you from?: Central Coast, Australia

How did you find out about us?: I recieved my bears of hope bag when i lost my little boy at 20 weeks

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby Harper 25/5/16

Comments: I cherish my little bear, we lost our baby boy Blaire at 20 weeks
21/7/2018 receiving our bears of hope bag bought some comfort Thankyou


11th September 2019

First Name: Ginny

Last Name: OConnor

Where are you from?: Hobart, TAS

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luke Bain and Zoe Bain

Comments: Thank you to the family of Luke and Zoe for donating this bear, which we received after suffering a miscarriage in late 2017. We already had
2 beautiful daughters before losing our little girl and the shock and loss was devastating to our family. This bear still sits in our bedroom and will always be with us. We have since gone on to have our rainbow baby, a beautiful little boy, who completes our family x


11th September 2019

First Name: Abby

Last Name: Cooper

Where are you from?: Hobart

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Indiana Rose Rand - 18/10/14


11th September 2019

First Name: Susan

Last Name: Dennis

Where are you from?: Gwandalan, NSW

How did you find out about us?: The early pregnancy clinic in Gosford, NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Isabel Jane Searle


11th September 2019

First Name: Katy

Last Name: Shakespeare

Where are you from?: Nsw

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: We cherish our baby bear named Harry x


10th September 2019

First Name: Janelleandkristian

Last Name: ward

Where are you from?: Cairns QLD

How did you find out about us?: Cairns Bass Hospital - Midwife Deb Hudson

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eli Clive Miller 9/12/2014

Comments: To the parents of Eli,
Thank you so much for the bear of hope that provided us and continues to provide us so much comfort during this hard time xx Janelle & Kris Ward


10th September 2019

First Name: Colleen

Last Name: OConnor

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

Comments: Thank You. This little guy and bears of hope helped us more than you can imagine. What a beautiful legacy for Gangly to give so much help and comfort.. fly high little gangly and our own angel Mikey..


10th September 2019

First Name: Katie

Last Name: Rout

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jack Sydney Rout


10th September 2019

First Name: Kim

Last Name: Saxon

Where are you from?: Euroa Victoria

How did you find out about us?: I was given a bear from my friend Kristy

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Marcus & two precious angels

Comments: We treasure this bear as a reminder of our angel. So loved and appreciated xo


10th September 2019

First Name: Crystal

Last Name: Jenkins

Where are you from?: Bathurst nsw

How did you find out about us?: Nepean hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tyler William Gregory Jenkins


10th September 2019

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Tahuriorangi

Where are you from?: Shepparton, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: When we received the bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Riley and Harry Cahill
2.1.2013

Comments: I was very warmed receiving our bear of hope when we lost our little boy Nathaniel Tahuriorangi x


10th September 2019

First Name: Alicha

Last Name: Joblin

Where are you from?: Queensland

How did you find out about us?: Friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Williams angels

Comments: We will always adore and treasure our bear. Thank you xo


10th September 2019

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Chalk

Where are you from?: Penrith

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sarah-Jayne Packwood

Comments: Thank you


10th September 2019

First Name: april

Last Name: currie

Where are you from?: Mansfield

How did you find out about us?: fb

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


10th September 2019

First Name: Maria

Last Name: Alexander

Where are you from?: Sydney NSW

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


10th September 2019

First Name: Cathy

Last Name: B

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: The hospital

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

Comments: Receiving the bear from Thomas Brough tears to my eyes at a very painful time in my life, but tears of respect, honour and empathy. I couldn’t help but think what pain and grief Thomas parents hold in their heart, how old he was? what he may have looked like? A little angel now who was sent to me and my eight year old son at a time where the loss of my baby River at 10 weeks hit our hearts so so deep. Thank you Thomas parents for being there for me in that moment, I wept for both of us on that very difficult day We will cherish Thomas bear forever xx


10th September 2019

First Name: Brooke

Last Name: Heyward

Where are you from?: Launceston Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Robyn McKinnon Councilling Services

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

Comments: We received this bear back on the 18th of Feb 2015, I didn't realise there was a guest book to write in. I'm hoping this will somehow reach the family who donated the bear.

I just want to say a massive thank you to the beautiful family who donated this bear.It helped my husband and I through a hard time when we lost our little one during pregnancy, from one mum to another Thank you in honour of our Jaide.


10th September 2019

First Name: Olena

Last Name: Fitzsimons

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: Gosford hospital

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


10th September 2019

First Name: Charlotte

Last Name: Buckley

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Gosford Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you to the family of baby bear Grace. I went through a very traumatic miscarriage in Gosford in 2015 and the midwife presented me with bear Grace. I clung to her in the months that followed and always knew exactly where she was when we moved house, or travelled -she was with me. I felt like I had to protect her. Sometimes it evoked sadness and sometimes it reminded me of the compassion we have for each other. I had my rainbow in late 2016 and Grace was by my side. It took me a while to allow my daughter to have her to play with as I still wanted to hold on to my Grace but now she is part of the hubbub of the home, not held away and protected but cuddled and loved as if the baby she represented would have been if she was here. Thank you to the family who donated her to me. I have tried to pay it forward in donating my own bear and hubby raising funds for beards of hope.
This is an amazing organisation with amazing families who are going through heartbreaking circumstances but remember you make it more bear-able for others in the same boat, with your generosity and quiet compassion <3


10th September 2019

First Name: Melanie

Last Name: Coultas

Where are you from?: Central Coast NSW

How did you find out about us?: Gosford Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Aiden William Murphy
(09.10.13)

Comments: Thank you for the bear of hope given in honour of Aiden. It is so very special and has given me great comfort in such hard times. We will always keep the tag on it with Aidens name and remember him (and your
family) alongside our little boy Bodhi. Thank you Xx


5th September 2019

First Name: Amy

Last Name: McKibbin

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Social worker

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

Comments: Thank you for our special bear. I know you must love your babies Billie and Harlow as much as I love my dear son, Leo.


29th August 2019

First Name: LORENA

Last Name: YREZABAL

Where are you from?: Sydney, Australia

How did you find out about us?: Westmead Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lincoln Murphy

Comments: Thank you for Donating your son's bear to our family. We lost our son Sasha Ramon Yrezabal last year on the 3 August 2019.

We will forever be connected x

Lots of Love
Ray, Lorena & Valentina Yrezabal


19th August 2019

First Name: Tegan

Last Name: Withers

Where are you from?: Bingara

How did you find out about us?: Got given a bear of hope after losing my son

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


16th August 2019

First Name: Kayla

Last Name: Mckendrick

Where are you from?: Hobart, Tasmania

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

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


15th August 2019

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Charlesworth

Where are you from?: Wollongong, NSW

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hope Lewis - 16/05/2016

Comments: Today we recieved our bear in honour of precious Hope Lewis. Having lost our first born son, Parker Penrose at 40 weeks, 7 months ago, Bears of hope have been a blessing for us. This beautiful bear means the world. And just as the name, we have Hope. We send our love to Hope’s family. - love Ashleigh, Geordi and Parker


12th August 2019

First Name: Shikira

Last Name: Barron

Where are you from?: Launceston

How did you find out about us?: Friend of the family

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

Comments: Recently lost our son Bentley at 31 weeks when our angle was born sleeping ??


5th August 2019

First Name: Shani

Last Name: Potocki

Where are you from?: Oran Park 2570

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

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

Comments: We received this Bear after the stillbirth of our son Luka. During this devastating time, we are thankful to be able to share our gratitude with other families in the same situation we face.


24th July 2019

First Name: Vanessa

Last Name: Matovinovic

Where are you from?: Woodpark

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Adrian Horner 31.08.2009

Comments: Thank you so much for the bear <3
We received it after losing our son Daniel and it will hold a special place in our home always. We're so sorry for your loss.


24th July 2019

First Name: Beth

Last Name: Stow

Where are you from?: Thornton NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ben & Jasmine Karapetian

Comments: Our family lost our beautiful daughter- Esther Imogen Stow at 20 weeks on March 2nd 2018.

The hardest and worst thing we've ever had to go through was saying goodbye to her.

We now have 3 children. 2 sunshines and 1 rainbow.

Losing Esther was very hard for put sunshines but thankfully having their own special bear of hope has helped them so much. We call it "Esther's bear" and they get to hug and kiss the bear when ever they are feeling sad or when they are missing their baby sister. Sometimes they even take turns snuggling with her at bed time.

When Esther's bear is not getting cuddles, she is in our Esther's cupboard along with her ashes and other special items. The cupboard is beside our tv so it's there for everyone to see.

Thank you so much to the family of Ben and Jasmine for giving us this heartfelt gift that means more to our family than I can really say.

My sunshines will continue to cuddle their precious bear as will our rainbow as she grows up and hears stories about her big sister.

Thank you from the Stow family - Adam, Beth, Clarkson, Payton and Eleanor.


24th July 2019

First Name: Meneesha

Last Name: Guthrie

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zahra lea Edmondson

Comments: I'm so sorry for your loss but thank you for your bear in memory of your angel. This is my 3rd miscarriage and my 2nd bear of hope they will both be treasured


22nd July 2019

First Name: Wadad

Last Name: Karam

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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

Comments: Thank you so much for providing this beautiful bear to commemorate my beautiful John Paul.


17th July 2019

First Name: Carla

Last Name: Stonjek

Where are you from?: Hadspen

How did you find out about us?: Launceston General Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Aimee Isabelle Merchant
24/04/07

Comments: We received this bear when we miscarried our little girl at 16 weeks on 22/06/18. Thank you to the Merchant family for making it that little bit easier.


17th July 2019

First Name: Carla

Last Name: Stonjek

Where are you from?: Hadspen

How did you find out about us?: Previous loss

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jessie Kathryn Judith Cooper
4.12.13

Comments: We received this bear when we lost our little girl at 16 weeks on 23/01/19. Thank you to the Cooper family for making it that little bit easier.


10th July 2019

First Name: Jade

Last Name: Churchward

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: google

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

Comments: Thank you so much for this little bear, The comfort it brings us to know that we are not alone is unspeakable. I am sorry for your loss and for anyone who has lost. Peace be with you <3 x


6th July 2019

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Bull

Where are you from?: Kempsey, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Callum James 16.09.00

Comments: Received my bear after losing my little girl still born at 22 weeks Chelsea Deanna 22.7.08 Thankyou to Callum's family for donating back so i could have something to treasure still to this day.


4th July 2019

First Name: Sheridan

Last Name: smith

Where are you from?: Bargara QLD

How did you find out about us?: Prior loss

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

Comments: Thankyou so much, this means alot that our rainbow has been acknowledged. So sorry for your loss x


2nd July 2019

First Name: Caitlan

Last Name: Stiles

Where are you from?: Western Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Nepean Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kyle Michael Packwood
(23.10.2003)

Comments: We were given our bears of hope bag after we gave birth at 16weeks 5days from Nepean Hospital.
Thank you so much to the Packwood family for donating this beautiful bear and we are forever grateful xxxx


1st July 2019

First Name: Mariane

Last Name: Tadros

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Instagram

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hildy Thomas, 07.06.2012

Comments: Thank you for this precious keepsake. I’m so sorry to anyone who has lost.


1st July 2019

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Wardle

Where are you from?: Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: We received our Sophie Bear in honour of Jesse & Jamie after the loss of our baby boy, Jackson. Sophie and the keepsake book helped to ease our heartache and the difficult trip home. Sophie sits with our angel everyday.
Thank you to Jesse & Jamie's family for their donation, forever cherished x


25th June 2019

First Name: Becky

Last Name: Steele

Where are you from?: Gunnedah

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Emmi and Lara Conrades


25th June 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Raymond Terrace, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Brooks Rek 21/6/16

Comments: Received during our stay at the John Hunter Hospital, October 2018. Bought us much comfort and helped us grieve the loss of our precious daughter Avery Fleming Smith born 5/10/18.


25th June 2019

First Name: Rachael

Last Name: Holligan

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Asha Richards

Comments: Asha born 2/3/2017 given to us for our baby born at 17 weeks on
31/5/2019 at Hawkesbury Hospital


18th June 2019

First Name: Aminah

Last Name: Abdullah

Where are you from?: Canberra

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kevin Papley

Comments: Thank-you for your donation, kindness and generosity. It is comforting to know we are not alone and neither is our baby boy. Kevin's bear sits on my son Peanut's shrine. I told my 12 year old daughter that Kevin's bear is Peanut's buddy just like she is a buddy at school.


17th June 2019

First Name: Samantha

Last Name: Ilic

Where are you from?: Melbourne

How did you find out about us?: Facebook.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper Jenkins 28.11.10

Comments: Thank you so much to the family of Cooper for donating this beautiful bear to my little family. Thank you for sharing a part of your little boy with us. We are so forever grateful xxxx


17th June 2019

First Name: Yagoda

Last Name: Ruzic

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jessie Kathryn Judith Cooper

Comments: I'm sorry for your loss and thank you for the teddy I received for my little angel baby Alex Solomon. Bears of Hope and your donated teddy was a lovely thing to receive at a time of loss. Wishing you get your rainbow baby.


16th June 2019

First Name: Alison

Last Name: Naismith

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: Flinders Public Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Pigden Babies

Comments: We received the Bear of Hope and package after our baby's passing in early pregnancy. We named our baby Florence. I can not share enough words to say how much I appreciate the bear of hope bag, it has brought much comfort.

Thank you to the Pigden family for the donation, I will cherish it forever.

Love and strength to all the families that have been through this or going through this now.


15th June 2019

First Name: Naveen

Last Name: Furqan

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oscar Patrick Canavan

Comments: So apt that our little bear is also named Sophie, just like our baby girl was. Our Sophie passed away on the 27th of May 2019 at 5 days old. This little bear is just as tiny as she was. Very special and dear to myself & my husband.
Oscar’s parents and Oscar will always be in our thoughts & prayers


15th June 2019

First Name: Fiona

Last Name: Sappenberghs

Where are you from?: Adelaide Hills

How did you find out about us?: We had a pack given to us in hospital after our loss

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

Comments: We were given our Bear of Hope pack after the loss of our 4th son Louie at just under 16 weeks gestation. It has been an incredible tool to help is explain what happened to his big brothers


12th June 2019

First Name: Sharelle

Last Name: Dickerson

Where are you from?: Kyabram, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: We were given a Bears of Hope support package at the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eva Beretov 23/08/2007

Comments: Thank you so much for the bear of hope in memory of your precious angel.
We will do the same to honour our precious angel baby.


10th June 2019

First Name: Leaha

Last Name: Doughty

Where are you from?: Cairns

How did you find out about us?: The hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby Webb and Jesse buttons

Comments: Thank you to both families


10th June 2019

First Name: Hamida

Last Name: Muslic

Where are you from?: Dee Why, New South Wales

How did you find out about us?: Through Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Skye Ashton 21.11.2012

Comments: Thanks so much to the Ashton family for providing us with support and love during this difficult time. ?


9th June 2019

First Name: Gin

Last Name: Thomson

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harrison Scott Spencer.
25/07/2011

Comments: For Casey Thomson 8/09/2015


7th June 2019

First Name: Alana

Last Name: Robinson

Where are you from?: Queensland, Australia

How did you find out about us?: Through hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jason and Harley Spears

Comments: I recieved this bear from Jaxon and Harley 19.12.14 Would like to say thank you It has helped alot


7th June 2019

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: Bowman

Where are you from?: Dapto, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Wollongong hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Curtis Lyle Steadman

Comments: Thank you to Curtis' parents for donating the beautiful bear. It has brought us great comfort after losing our angels. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you xoxoxo


7th June 2019

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: Bowman

Where are you from?: Dapto, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Wollongong Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lex Hudson Davy

Comments: Thank you to Lex's parents for donating the bear. It has brought great comfort to us after losing our angels. My prayers and thoughts are with you xoxo


7th June 2019

First Name: Janine

Last Name: Goodwin

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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


7th June 2019

First Name: Carmen

Last Name: Boulton

Where are you from?: Mackay

How did you find out about us?: A logo and a book

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

Comments: Thankyou for this beautiful book "Something Happened" , and a lovely bear. I am so sorry for your loss of Ashley, but Thank you for this beautiful gift that I will read to my little boy who is 3 that just lost his baby sister Ava. X


5th June 2019

First Name: Caitlin

Last Name: Weir

Where are you from?: Wollongong

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Benjamin Travers

Comments: I found out last week that I was having a missed miscarriage. I was 12 weeks pregnant and our baby was very tiny, only measured at 8 weeks and had no heartbeat. This was my first pregnancy and first baby and I had struggled to conceive before I fell pregnant so our baby was a miracle to us. I decided to do expectant management and today 5 days after finding out our baby had no heartbeat our tiny little angel was born. I'm completely heart broken, I'm a roller coaster of emotions. But today after spending all day in emergency I received the most beautiful gift. I received a bears of hope bag. After the worst day of my life I found so much comfort in being able to cuddle my bear and go through all of the beautiful gifts. I just wanted to thank bears of hope and especially wanted to thank little Benjamin's mother Catherine Travers for my beautiful bear, I will forever cherish it in honour of both of our angel babies. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


4th June 2019

First Name: nic

Last Name: panton

Where are you from?: Melbourne

How did you find out about us?: When I gave birth to my daughter.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Caiden Thomas 6-1-16 Nevaeh Thomas 20-7-15

Comments: On the 3rd of April I gave birth to my daughter Adelyn May. She was born still at 28 weeks.
My 2.5yo son was so excited for the pending arrival of his baby sister. Unfortunately he will never got the chance.
On the day of Adelyns birth the midwives told me about this organisation, and I got to pick a sibling bear to take home to my son, as a present from his baby sister. They also gave me a smaller version of the bear that stayed with Adelyn and was cremated with her.
My son adores his bear, he sleeps with it every night and offer refers to it as amy bear from baby sister This gives me so much comfort. Knowing they have something that will connect them forever is so special. From the bottom of my heart Thank you bears of hope.


3rd June 2019

First Name: Kristina

Last Name: Riley

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Advert on facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oscar patrick canavan 4/8/14 and Beau michael 26/10/13

Comments: Thank you to the families of our two bears.
We lost our son charlie at 23 weeks gestation in september of 2006. We left with nothing but his blanket.
11 months later in aug 2007 his sister Neve was born sleeping at 41 weeks. Once again we left with her blanket.
I searched for years for families like us. Nothing.
A few years ago i saw an advert on Facebook and discovered i wasn't alone.

Your babies will always be with me x


30th May 2019

First Name: Holly

Last Name: Porter

Where are you from?: Wagga Wagga nsw

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: We received our beautiful bear on May 22nd 2019 when our little Maisie was born sleeping at 21 weeks, she had a heart issue called Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Thankyou for this kind we will cherish this bear forever xxx


29th May 2019

First Name: Angela

Last Name: Giannakoulopoulos

Where are you from?: Mildura, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Our baby girl Abigail Georgia Hawson was born at 25 weeks on 1/05/2019, after an ultrasound confirmed she had passed away. Abigail had a double knot of her umbilical cord, something that wasn't detected in the days leading up to her death despite our concern for her decreased movement. We were able to spend a night in hospital with our precious baby girl where we received our special bear to take home in place of our beautiful little girl. We miss her every day and hope that the bear we donated in her honor gives some comfort to another family experiencing a tragic loss.


29th May 2019

First Name: brooke

Last Name: tucker

Where are you from?: orange

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: joshua william seymour

Comments: wish to thank the mumma and the angel of our bear it is now proudly keeping guard of my little man phoenix


29th May 2019

First Name: Amy

Last Name: Sherar

Where are you from?: Morisset, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: My baby, Korbyn walker sherar

Comments: I lost my baby boy at 20 days old after he was born micro preemie at 23.6 wks. Forever my butterfly angel


29th May 2019

First Name: Megan

Last Name: Moses

Where are you from?: Perth

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Caleb Ross

Comments: Caleb Ross
16.09.2016

Thank you Patricia Ross (connected via Bears of Hope FB page).


28th May 2019

First Name: Kate

Last Name: Reibel

Where are you from?: Maitland, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hugh Michael Hay (27/7/18) and Eliza, Darren and Michael

Comments: Thank you for our beautiful bears, they helped bring us some comfort after the loss of our twins xx


27th May 2019

First Name: Taylor

Last Name: Graham

Where are you from?: Gosford, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: The bear gifted to us at the hospital was such a beautiful blessing to myself and husband in a truly terrible time. Thank you to Baby Khalia and their family for donating the bear, we are forever grateful and I just know our beautiful Evie would've loved it as well.


26th May 2019

First Name: Caroline

Last Name: Saunders

Where are you from?: Gungal, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: The K Triplets

Comments: We received 2 bears when we lost our precious twins Rhiannan Grace (born sleeping) and Isabella Kristy (5 days old) on 13/01/09. The bears sit proudly in our loungeroom with the girls' memory boxes. Thankyou for this special gift.


25th May 2019

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: OKeeffe

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital NICU Unit

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Mason Oliver Rathbone 06/12/15

Comments: We received this bear in honour of Mason when we lost one of our identical twin girls - Eva - to twin birth complications in April 2019.
It was a lovely comfort to us at this difficult time & something we are able to give to Eva’s twin - Grace - to keep with her into the future.
Thank you and much love to Mason’s family x


23rd May 2019

First Name: Michelle

Last Name: Barnett

Where are you from?: Ryde, NSW

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Annabelle Catalina So - 10.08.12

Comments: We were so appreciative to receive this bear when our twin boys - Samuel & Michael were born at 18 weeks prematurely. We have kept the bear about our bed every night & every year on the anniversary we take the bear with us to the beach & remember our boys. Thank you!


23rd May 2019

First Name: Sara

Last Name: Hodder

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: After loosing my little boy in January

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zara Kate Macleann

Comments: So sorry for your loss


23rd May 2019

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Connors

Where are you from?: Deloraine, Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you for the gift of this little bear, it has brought great comfort in my times of need.


23rd May 2019

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Kenna

Where are you from?: Batemans Bay NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital after our Loss

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Amani-Kay & Amado-Taylor

Comments: Thanks for being there for us in a time of need, we were so appreciative!


23rd May 2019

First Name: Katrina

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Cranbourne North

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Alejandria 07.01.2011


23rd May 2019

First Name: Alisse

Last Name: Corry

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Smudge Owen

Comments: Thank you so much for the bear. It was just the same size as my beautiful baby girl Evie. The nurse tucked the bear in my arm as I held my baby girl. I couldn't keep my baby but the bear sits on my dresser and reminds me of being close to her xo


23rd May 2019

First Name: Natalie

Last Name: Murphy

Where are you from?: Bathurst, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through losing a baby girl

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

Comments: Thank you for my bag. It took a while to be ready to open it but have had joy from all it contained. Keep up the good work.


23rd May 2019

First Name: Georgina

Last Name: Roberts

Where are you from?: ACT

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lukas Paul Laurence Forth
(7.9.13)

Comments: This little bear brought me so much comfort when I was alone in hospital. Thank you so much to this wonderful organisation and all its families.


23rd May 2019

First Name: Megan

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Cessnock

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hugo Michael hay


22nd May 2019

First Name: Hannah and Matt

Last Name: Walker

Where are you from?: Northern Rivers NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through our local hospital where i was admitted from a miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby Taylor 29/4/2016 & Astrid Meredith Taylor 19/5/2014

Comments: Thank you. In 2019 your bear in honour of your 2 angels has consoled a grieving family and offered support to complete strangers whom you will never meet.


22nd May 2019

First Name: Olena

Last Name: Fitzsimons

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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

Comments: I would like to find the family of Bethany. I have 2 Angels


22nd May 2019

First Name: Sara

Last Name: Hodder

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: After loosing my little boy in January

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zara Kate Macleann

Comments: So sorry for your loss


22nd May 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Roach

Where are you from?: Hawkesbury NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Austin Stewart


22nd May 2019

First Name: Amber

Last Name: Romero

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Friends who have received a package and also Hospitall

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hugo Michael Hay

Comments: We received our precious bear when we lost our first pregnancy at
9 weeks. To whomever donated on behalf of Hugo and his family; thank you.
The bear will forever be one of our greatest treasures


21th May 2019

First Name: Nikita

Last Name: Sevula

Where are you from?: Wollongong, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Wollongong Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hugo Michael Hay 27/07/2018

Comments: Losing my baby, my very first pregnancy, last month has been so hard. I received my bear on my first visit to the hospital after finding out our baby didn't make it. My heart was shattered. Then I saw my bear in the bag - and I had such a mixture of emotions when I saw Hugo's name. I wasn't expecting it and my heart shattered again for little Hugo's family too. In such a rough time, my bear is a comfort. Hay family your are in our thoughts and prayers x


20th May 2019

First Name: Elle

Last Name: Baldock

Where are you from?: Devonport, Tas

How did you find out about us?: Loss of my son.

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

Comments: Thank you to Amora's parents. Amora passed on my partners birthday we felt that receiving this teddy on the death of our son was some sort of sign. Love and hugs to the family of Amora


20th May 2019

First Name: Anthea

Last Name: Laurie

Where are you from?: Bendigo , Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bodhi Cain Bungey

Comments: Thank you so much... losing our bub has been heart breaking but this little bear, will be a great way for our baby's bug brother to always hold baby close to him...


20th May 2019

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Cooper

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: Wyong hospital

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

Comments: I received 2 Hope bears when I lost my little peanut at 10+5 weeks. They have really helped me to grieve and heal and bring so much comfort, I often wrap them in my soft snuggle giraffe baby blankie and cuddle into it.


20th May 2019

First Name: Amna

Last Name: Sabih

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: Nurse

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oliver James 14-06-09


20th May 2019

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Bartolo

Where are you from?: Cambridge Park, NSW

How did you find out about us?: The hospital gifted us a bag after the loss of our baby

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

Comments: Thank you for providing the support to angel parents like me.


20th May 2019

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Carusi

Where are you from?: The Oaks NSW

How did you find out about us?: Social worker at the hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Landon Maxx Baggett

Comments: Our beautiful baby girl Everly Mae Carusi was born sleeping at 40 weeks. Thank you for helping to ease our empty arms. We will keep you in our prayers baby Landon and hope you have found our Everly in heaven and are keeping each other safe.


20th May 2019

First Name: Meneesha

Last Name: Guthrie

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: Port Macquarie base hospital

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


9th May 2019

First Name: Rosa

Last Name: Silvestri

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Otto and Arthur 09/06/13

Comments: To receive this bear at the hospital instead of walking out with empty arms was a nice gesture.
It was only through this bear that I found about bears of hope and all that they do.
It has been 4 years since my loss and I still attend the monthly groups and have also purchased bear packages in my babies name for future loss parents to receive.
Thank you to Otto and Arthur's parents for this bear xx


19th April 2019

First Name: Jayde

Last Name: Mitchell

Where are you from?: Toowoomba

How did you find out about us?: My Midwives, Toowoomba

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

Comments: To Archie’s family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the donation of our bear xx


13th April 2019

First Name: Dale

Last Name: Zambon

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Elliot Joshua Day

Comments: In memory of my perfect baby boy born on the 13th of April 2007 xx


31th March 2019

First Name: Jess

Last Name: Botfield

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Bear of Hope we received

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harley Bernard Randle

Comments: The bear we received was an unexpected comfort in a very dark time in our lives. I am forever grateful to have this bear sleeping beside me every night, offering quiet comfort. Thank you to Harley's family for their generous and meaningful donation.


28th March 2019

First Name: Tina

Last Name: Lenehan

Where are you from?: Gisborne, Victoria

How did you find out about us?: after we had lost our 7th bub to miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eva Beretoun


27th March 2019

First Name: Sharon

Last Name: Counsell

Where are you from?: Barcaldine

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ben Rantall


20th March 2019

First Name: Jade

Last Name: Douglas

Where are you from?: Victoria

How did you find out about us?: after leaving hospital

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


16th March 2019

First Name: Jodie

Last Name: Brazel

Where are you from?: Ballina nsw

How did you find out about us?: From the midwives/drs at the hospital when I had my first miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Buttons 19/01/2006

Comments: I just want to thank This little angels parents for his teddy he keep my company in a pretty dark confusing time. I also have a son Jesse & it just made it a bit more special too.
Bears of Hope organisation is so wonderful it helped inform me as it was my first loss & no idea what was happening or what to expect. You guys do an amazing service xxxx


16th March 2019

First Name: Naomi

Last Name: Dickinson

Where are you from?: Brisbane

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Makayla Jones - 04/07/11

Comments: Our sweet daughter Eliza was born at almost 40 weeks on the 12th March 2019 peacefully sleeping. Receiving the bear in memory of Makayla has provided us with comfort in the hospital and now at home.

Love from Robbie, Naomi and Eliza


15th March 2019

First Name: Jacquie

Last Name: Steele

Where are you from?: Tas

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Willow Jessika Fletcher


14th March 2019

First Name: Astrid

Last Name: Gearin

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: Birthing Unit john Hunter Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Joshua William Seymour
17.10.13


11th March 2019

First Name: Latisha

Last Name: Baker

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through loss of my daughter stillborn at 34wks Aug 18.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zali Una Meares 29/12/18

Comments: Zali and family, thank you for our lil Zali bear. Forever in our hearts. X


9th March 2019

First Name: Heather

Last Name: Jachmann

Where are you from?: Barossa Valley, South Australia

How did you find out about us?: Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale, SA

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: ????Harry Keightley ~ 13/11/10

Comments: Our baby Logan was delivered on 10/05/17 ????
He was diagnosed with Anencephaly.
We couldn’t have gone through that day without our midwife Carol. She was amazing and very supportive throughout the day and then handed me my bear of hope.
I cuddled the little bear all night, and it did find me some comfort to get through that first night without our baby. He now sits on my bedside table and on the bad nights sleeps next to me.
Thank you for just that little bit of hope ????


8th March 2019

First Name: Brigitte

Last Name: Mends

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: We received two bears following our miscarriage

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Baby Davies (our own) and Phoebe Herbert

Comments: Following our miscarriage at 12 weeks we received endless support from friends, family and Bears of Hope. During our stay in hospital we were given a care pack to help up through this difficult time, inside also came a Bear honouring “Phoebe Herbert, 22/4/17”
We are forever grateful for the love and support.


7th March 2019

First Name: Tania

Last Name: Duffy

Where are you from?: Innisfail,qld

How did you find out about us?: Cairns hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Alijah Jace Kent Goody
25/08/14

Comments: This bear gave us comfort when we lost our son at 19 weeks 5days.
He was born when he was due to be 20 weeks.
Thank you x


6th March 2019

First Name: Giordana

Last Name: Papalli

Where are you from?: Australia

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lucas Robert Hotchkiss

Comments: When I went to have my d&c its was a closure for another miscarriage. When I was ready to go home the nurse came back with a lovely bag with special things inside, one of them was a little Teddy with the name Lucas, that is the name I wanted if I have a baby boy. I hope Lucas Robert's family is well and I want them to know your little angel is with you always in your hearts. Thank you for giving me hope.
Gio xo


6th March 2019

First Name: Claire

Last Name: Orford

Where are you from?: Cowra NSW Australia

How did you find out about us?: In my local maternity unit

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Kelvin Hart (DOB 12.3.15)

Comments: Thank you for the work you do and being there for families when they feel the most alone.


5th March 2019

First Name: Chloe

Last Name: Pile

Where are you from?: Southbrook Queensland

How did you find out about us?: Received a bear upon loss of our own baby

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hope Elizabeth Senior-Conroy 21.10.11

Comments: I apologise profusely for taking so long to write in this guestbook to honour your baby Hope Elizabeth. I just saw a Facebook post about signing the book and am mortified I didn't do it earlier. I cannot thank you enough for purchasing a bear for me/us. As I'm sure you’re all too familiar with, walking out of the maternity ward empty handed was the hardest and most horrible thing I've had to do. Having the bear to walk out cuddling made the world of difference and I have purchased bears as well which makes me happy. Thank you and sorry for your loss.


5th March 2019

First Name: JaimieLee

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Central Coast, NSW.

How did you find out about us?: In hospital after our daughter passed away.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Buttons 19.01.2006

Comments: My partner Lisa and I are so thankful for our beautiful teddy bear that we now cuddle each night as we're going to bed. In no way does it replace our daughter River who passed away after fighting her hardest for 32 hours, but it brings us great comfort to receive such a kind gift in the worst time of our lives. We are so appreciative of Bears of Hope, and for Jesse's family for making such an enormous difference to our life and the lives of many others. We can't say a big enough thank you.


5th March 2019

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Gower

Where are you from?: Sydney, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

Comments: We received our bear in honour of our baby, born on 18th January 2019 at 14 weeks. I wasn't expecting it and it was a lovely surprise. What a wonderful organisation. Thank you.


5th March 2019

First Name: Chantelle

Last Name: Jeffers

Where are you from?: Drouin, VIC

How did you find out about us?: West Gippsland Hospital

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

Comments: To the family of Grace Carter- Thank you so much! This pack offered me some much needed comfort, support and insight!
Thanks,
Chantelle


5th March 2019

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Hopkins

Where are you from?: Dubbo

How did you find out about us?: A grief counsellor

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

Comments: We lost our 8 month old son Riley to unexplained SIDS on 28th July 2015.
Little Xavier bear is muched loved by Riley’s younger sister Edie.
Xxx


5th March 2019

First Name: Katherine

Last Name: Boyle

Where are you from?: Manly

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Tori Margaret riley

Comments: Hi, we lost our Bub Oliver lever at 37 weeks 5 days ago. Your bear has been cuddled a lot! Brought great comfort. Lots of love. Katie and Justin lever family xx


4th March 2019

First Name: Emily

Last Name: Marshall

Where are you from?: Launceston Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Benjamin Woolley 6.09.12

Comments: This bear has bought much comfort to me, my partner and our eldest son after we lost Tyson, born sleeping on 16.09.15.
I wish I knew about this page earlier and I would of popped these details down sooner, but it's better late than never. I hope Benjamins family read this message and know how much the beautiful bear donated in memory of their son, means to me and my family.
Much love and light.


4th March 2019

First Name: Leanne

Last Name: Noble

Where are you from?: Narre Warren

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eli Clive Miller 9/12/2014

Comments: A beautiful, heartwarming gesture at an extremely heartbreaking time to let us know we are not alone.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Greg, Leanne and baby Riley (rip 13/01/2019 )


4th March 2019

First Name: Tabbetha

Last Name: Rees

Where are you from?: Cairns/Townsville

How did you find out about us?: Through the loss of our daughter

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Declan Noah Parker

Comments: We recieved our bear in townsville, as that is where we birthed our daughter. We were 27w5d pregnant. The bear provides so much comfort for my partner and myself


4th March 2019

First Name: Skye

Last Name: Dillon

Where are you from?: Tamworth

How did you find out about us?: Friend, Zoe Marshall

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Nevaeh and Caiden Thomas

Comments: Thank you.


4th March 2019

First Name: Dianna

Last Name: Sant

Where are you from?: Sydney, NSW

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

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

Comments: I received my best on September 5, 2008 at Westmead Hospital. I miscarried at 11 weeks and 5 days.
We named our bear "Angelo" after a male angel watching over us. Almost a year to the date on September 7, 2009 we were blessed with our first born child, a healthy son to love and cherish. The bear that was donated to me gave me great comfort at a time when I needed it most.
Thank you


4th March 2019

First Name: Serina

Last Name: Roebuck

Where are you from?: Yeoval nsw

How did you find out about us?: In hospital

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

Comments: Thank you so much we never expected to lose my baby and when i were given this tiny bear it made realise I wasn't alone xox


4th March 2019

First Name: Serina

Last Name: Roebuck

Where are you from?: Yeoval nsw

How did you find out about us?: In hospital

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

Comments: Thank you such a beautiful gift to take home when you haven't a choice but to leave empty handed


4th March 2019

First Name: Serina

Last Name: Roebuck

Where are you from?: Yeoval nsw

How did you find out about us?: In hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ella Jessie stuut

Comments: This bear was a really big surprise it was actually posted to my house 5 years ago when i sadly lost my third child whom was born after birth I never got to meet her. I still to this day have no idea who sent het to me but she now lives in my glass memorial display cabinet with my two other bear sisters I received for my daughters these are such great ideas and bring comfort thank you so much l they truly are adored xxx


4th March 2019

First Name: Kristy

Last Name: Maggs

Where are you from?: Shoalhaven

How did you find out about us?: Through my own research

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

Comments: Thank you to Billie and Harlow’s parents. This bear lets us know we are not alone in our journey of having lost our beautiful Henry x


4th March 2019

First Name: Crystal

Last Name: Rooth

Where are you from?: Sunshine coast

How did you find out about us?: Through hospital

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


4th March 2019

First Name: Ana

Last Name: Williams

Where are you from?: Nagambie VIC

How did you find out about us?: A friend recommended the FB page after we lost our baby

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay 16.06.07 and Jamie Vic 18.06.08

Comments: On behalf of my family i would like to say a huge thank you to Jesse Jay and Jamie Vic's family. Your babies with be in our hearts and celebrated with our babies xoxox


4th March 2019

First Name: Ana

Last Name: Williams

Where are you from?: Nagambie VIC

How did you find out about us?: A friend recommended the FB page after we lost our baby

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Phoebe Rolfe

Comments: On behalf of my family i would like to say a huge thank you to Phoebe Rolfe's family. Your daughter will be in our hearts and celebrated with our babies xoxox


4th March 2019

First Name: Amanda

Last Name: Atkinson

Where are you from?: Kalgoorlie

How did you find out about us?: Maternity ward

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

Comments: Thankyou xo


4th March 2019

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Lester

Where are you from?: Central coast

How did you find out about us?: Through my own loss

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

Comments: On January 30th, 2015 I miscarried twins at almost 12weeks... I was given this beautiful Bear of Hope in remembrance of our babies who we didn't get to meet.
It was beautiful and I still remember and am so very grateful to the family who donated in the honour of their baby girl Milly. It helped me so much.
And seeing our Rainbow baby boy now snuggling upto his angel siblings teddy every night brings me so much comfort xoxo

Thank you


4th March 2019

First Name: Clare

Last Name: Norbury

Where are you from?: Wagga Wagga

How did you find out about us?: I received a bear when my daughter was born.

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


4th March 2019

First Name: Leticia

Last Name: White

Where are you from?: Cessnock NSW

How did you find out about us?: Online

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


4th March 2019

First Name: Emma

Last Name: McLean

Where are you from?: Central Coast, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Midwife at the hospital when I recieved my resource bag

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Isabel Jane Searle


4th March 2019

First Name: Lindsay

Last Name: Marsh

Where are you from?: Griffith, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Royal Women's Hospital Randwick

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Joel Sydney Milton Johnston

Comments: Thank you to Joel's family for donating a beautiful bear in honour of their son, to help my family through an extremely tough time xx


4th March 2019

First Name: Lindsay

Last Name: Marsh

Where are you from?: Griffith, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Royal Women's Hospital Randwick

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Willow Jessika Fletcher

Comments: Thank you to Willow's family for donating a beautiful bear in honour of their daughter, to help my family through an extremely tough time xx


4th March 2019

First Name: Hayley

Last Name: Castles

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: From hospital when I lost my twins

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

Comments: I received 2 bears from baby polglase for my twin girls Remy and Lilah and they really helped me and my partner as we weren't leaving hospital empty handed


4th March 2019

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: Johnson

Where are you from?: Rural NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through the hospital when I went in for the D&C procedure

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Sebastian Michael Richmond Smart 6/4/2014


4th March 2019

First Name: Elise

Last Name: McCallum

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: When our little girl was stillborn in March
2018

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harry Keightley 13/11/2010

Comments: We are so grateful to Harry's family. Having this Bear of Hope while we said goodbye to our daughter Niamh and going home was some comfort in all the pain and sorrow.

I have a photo of Harry's name on the bear cuddled up with Niamh in the Cuddlecot and I sent such love to his family. We didn't feel so alone, like their love was with us too.

Thankyou Harry's family and Bears of Hope


4th March 2019

First Name: Derran

Last Name: Docherty

Where are you from?: Bendigo

How did you find out about us?: Back in 2016 when i recieved my bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Connor Jack Braddock

Comments: Thank you so much this bear helped me so much when i had my first ever miscarriage back in april 2016 anf it still helps me to this day


4th March 2019

First Name: Lyndel

Last Name: Armstrong

Where are you from?: Yeppoon qld

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Andy Olivis Williams

Comments: I received this bear when i lost my son, thankyou so much to the williams family, our bear has been a great source of comfort over the last 18mnths


4th March 2019

First Name: Felicity

Last Name: Locke

Where are you from?: Newcastle

How did you find out about us?: When we received the bear

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harriet Grace 5/11/16

Comments: Made us feel like we weren’t alone and our angels are up there together.


4th March 2019

First Name: emma

Last Name: cooper

Where are you from?: central coast

How did you find out about us?: hospital

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


4th March 2019

First Name: Belinda

Last Name: Kidwell

Where are you from?: Sydney NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay 16/6/07 Jamie Vic
18/6/08

Comments: I will forever cherish this little bear to keep the memories alive of our lost angels xx


28th February 2019

First Name: Jaclyn

Last Name: Hueso

Where are you from?: South Nowra

How did you find out about us?: Friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bruce 29.11.2012 and RJ
6.12.12

Comments: Thank you so much. This is truly a beautiful and thoughtful organisation and really helps others during this difficult time.
Thank you to my friend Debbie Weeks and Stacey Weeks


18th February 2019

First Name: Colleen

Last Name: John

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jacinta Lee and Madelin Mackenzie Tattis

Comments: Thank you. Xx


14th February 2019

First Name: Summer

Last Name: Williams

Where are you from?: Toowoomba Queensland

How did you find out about us?: Friend

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Nora Anne Hanna 31/3/2018

Comments: We received our little bear after loosing our little one at 12 weeks along. Our little bear reminds us of Our little one and know that we will always be around him/her with our bear. Thank you


13th February 2019

First Name: Tim

Last Name: Wiggins

Where are you from?: Kempton

How did you find out about us?: Midwife

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Griffin Jorge Wiggins

Comments: Thank you for your gift. It was beautiful and made a terrible
time a little more bearable.


6th February 2019

First Name: Petra

Last Name: Mokosova

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Beau Taylor 22/5/09

Comments: Dear Bears,

My apologies I have already completed your guestbook however I didn’t provide the correct name as I’ve just found a tag from the little bear we received at the hospital.

Hope this email finds you well.

Thank you

Kind regards

Petra


6th February 2019

First Name: Alison

Last Name: Fowler

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: I was gifted a Bear of Hope

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Patrick Charles Newton

Comments: Thank you Newton family for your generous gift. Xxx


5th February 2019

First Name: Mikaela

Last Name: Smith

Where are you from?: Melbourne

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay 16/06/07 Jamie Vic 18-06-08

Comments: To the loving family/families of Jesse Jay and Jamie Vic,

we promise to honour the birthdate of your beautiful angel babies.

Thank you for giving us comfort in our darkest hours. Sending lots of love and butterfly kisses to you both xx


1st February 2019

First Name: Petra

Last Name: Mokosova

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

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

Comments: Just want to say thank you for the beautiful gifts we received in the hospital.

Delivered stillborn daughter Phoebe at 21 weeks going through this terrible experience but we are grateful for the support.

Thank you!

Petra & Dan


28th January 2019

First Name: Sara

Last Name: Matruglio

Where are you from?: Sydney, New South Wales

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

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

Comments: I would love to thank the lovely family of the beautiful little angel Tayla Rose for donating a bear.

This little teddy is assisting my husband and I with grieving the loss of our beautiful twin boys. Who were stillborn at 22weeks gestation.

Thank you for not letting me leave the hospital with empty arms. This little bear has brought us so much hope in times of need.

We cannot thank you enough. We are both so sorry for your loss. Xx


28th January 2019

First Name: Katie

Last Name: Blondel

Where are you from?: Melbourne, Victoria

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Archie Lachlan Finch Whittake
19/1/13

Comments: Thank you to Archie's family for your generosity in our darkest time. Your bear lays in a memory box so we can always remember our baby boy, Lucas Andrew Blondel ~ 21 October 2018.


28th January 2019

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Kummerfeld

Where are you from?: Mareeba Qld

How did you find out about us?: Townsville Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Dustin Leigh Tasker

Comments: Thank you xx We recieved our gift after we lost our son Tye Henry at 29 weeks on 21.12.18


25th January 2019

First Name: Jannette

Last Name: Butcher

Where are you from?: Lake Macquarie NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through a friend but I also received a bag after my last loss in 2017

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luke Bain 04.01.10

Comments: Thankyou to the family of Luke Bain, 04.01.10 Your bear was received with respect and gratitude and love Thankyou xx On the 09.10.17 after the loss of my 12 week baby.....


24th January 2019

First Name: Kelsea

Last Name: Mallyer

Where are you from?: Laura,QLD

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

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

Comments: Thank you for Archie family for donating the bear. It has comfort us after having a miscarriage to unexpected twins we didn't know about.


23rd January 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Richardson

Where are you from?: Armidale, NSW, 2350

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Havana Joy 31/08/2018

Comments: Thank you, your bear comforted us in our time of need Your bear sits with our son Joshua's "Joshie's" memory box and his Cami Bear.


23rd January 2019

First Name: Kathleen

Last Name: Johansen

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: Through Calvary Hospiral Bruce, ACT when we lost our little boy

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bennett Wheeler Tonkin

Comments: Thank you for donating a beautiful bear in honour of your son. It meant so much to us to receive this when we lost our little Teddy (Theodore) last year.


22nd January 2019

First Name: Emily

Last Name: Graham

Where are you from?: Inverell NSW

How did you find out about us?: Nursing staff at Inverell Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Justin 19.04.2007

Comments: Thank you to the lovely person who donated a bear for Justin. It gave us something to hold onto when all we wanted to hold our little boy


20th January 2019

First Name: Jennifer

Last Name: Monsalve

Where are you from?: Sydney

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Rey Summer Huskinson

Comments: Thank you for your support, so sorry for your loss


20th January 2019

First Name: Alexandra

Last Name: Conroy

Where are you from?: Canberra, ACT

How did you find out about us?: Calvary Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bob Blizzard 16.10.2011

Comments: Thankyou to the Blizzard Family- your bear brought comfort at a time much needed. X


20th January 2019

First Name: Rebecca

Last Name: Noffke

Where are you from?: REGENCY DOWNS

How did you find out about us?: On Google looking for miscarriage support

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Lachlan Ryan Longhurst
12.09.10

Comments: Thank you so much. The bear you donated went with our very tiny baby to the funeral home.


19th January 2019

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Whatmore

Where are you from?: Penrith NSW

How did you find out about us?: Through the lovely nurses at Nepean public

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

Comments: Thank you so very much for donating this precious gift. It really helped us process what we were/are feeling as we had an incomplete miscarriage late last year.


19th January 2019

First Name: Tracy

Last Name: Ritchie

Where are you from?: Melbourne

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

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

Comments: We had not purchased anything for our baby and never received any ultrasound pictures. Coming home from the hospital with our Bear was the only physical item we had to honour our baby. Thank you so much for giving us something to cherish.
And thank you to baby Rubee's family. Never forgotten xox


19th January 2019

First Name: Kristy

Last Name: Pownall

Where are you from?: Manly, Sydney

How did you find out about us?: In hospital when we lost our daughter Amelie

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

Comments: Receiving our bear of hope and the pack when we lost our first born daughter Amelie Rose Pownall was such an important gift. It made us feel understood and not alone in our deep grief. Our bear sits on our sons bookshelf with our other memories of Amelie and will remain an important piece of her memory. Thank you Boyd and family for your generosity and understanding xo


19th January 2019

First Name: Catherine

Last Name: James

Where are you from?: Newcastle

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hazel & Denzel Kharel

Comments: Thank you so much. This little guy has given much comfort xx


18th January 2019

First Name: Emma

Last Name: Reeve

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: I received a bear from EPAS clinic at PMBH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah and Jamie Warland 15/12/16

Comments: Thankyou to Noah and Jamie's parents. I find great comfort in the little bear I received when we lost our sweet Raine Oriah Reeve in October 2018. I thank bears of hope, you have made all the difference in such a sad time


18th January 2019

First Name: Fi

Last Name: Johnston

Where are you from?: Queanbeyan

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

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

Comments: This bear brought and still brings me comfort when I need it.

Its awful that we all share this journey together but know that I think of Coopers family wherever they are often.


18th January 2019

First Name: Sharon

Last Name: Hogan

Where are you from?: The Oaks Sydney

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay 16/6/07 Jamie Vic
18/6/08

Comments: Just want to thank the beautiful family of Jesse Jay & Jamie Vic for their gorgeous bear for my angel Rachael 42wks 12/5/93


18th January 2019

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Polley

Where are you from?: Goulburn

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

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

Comments: Thank you so much for the bear of hope In a time of grief it is nice to know that we were not alone. It made an extremely painful time a little less painful


18th January 2019

First Name: Olivia

Last Name: Giovenco

Where are you from?: Sydney

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: William and Robert

Comments: Thank you to William and Robert's family. Your bear sits with our daughter Leah's ashes and we took it to the hospital for the birth of our rainbow baby who we named Luca Robert Giovenco. Robert is both my dad's name and my husband's dad's name so it is special to us for many reasons now xxx


18th January 2019

First Name: Jen

Last Name: Farquhar

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Colten Maxwell Lovering

Comments: Thank you x


18th January 2019

First Name: Evette

Last Name: Jaajaa

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oscar Patrick Canavan 4/8/14

Comments: The bear was given to me and provided the family with hope.
Thankyou


18th January 2019

First Name: Jen

Last Name: Farquhar

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Thank you x


18th January 2019

First Name: Emily

Last Name: Ward

Where are you from?: Victoria

How did you find out about us?: Box Hill hospital gifted us your pack

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

Comments: Thankyou for your bear. It comforted us in our time of need after we lost our beautiful boy SAM xx


18th January 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Carnie

Where are you from?: Coolamon

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

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


18th January 2019

First Name: Tamara

Last Name: Puckett

Where are you from?: Brisbane

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Aiden Raymond Newton
2/9/15-7/9/15

Comments: Received our bear after our son Tallan James Anderson Puckett was born sleeping at 33 weeks.


18th January 2019

First Name: Anita

Last Name: dooley

Where are you from?: Cairns

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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

Comments: Hubby and i lost my little man at 19 weeks his name is samuel Robert Dooley I miss him so much born on the 10/10/2018 at 4.45am this teddy bear shows that we are not alone.


18th January 2019

First Name: Katrina

Last Name: Gannon

Where are you from?: Griffith nsw

How did you find out about us?: While I was in hospital

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

Comments: I would love to be able to put my angel baby’s name on a bear and have it passed to someone else. Xx this beautiful bear sits on the shelf in my babies room as it's in memory of his twin brother Brodie


18th January 2019

First Name: Bekky

Last Name: Collander

How did you find out about us?: After our son was stillborn

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Drew Arthur Burnside


18th January 2019

First Name: Virginia

Last Name: Whyms

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: My counselor

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bentley & Axel Mills

Comments: Thank you so much to the Mills family. It's such a blessing knowing there are other parents wanting to use the pain of their loss to comfort other parents. Thank you for the gorgeous bear. He's wearing Bennetts beanie xx


18th January 2019

First Name: Zak

Last Name: Lunn

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Miscarriage

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

Comments: Thank you. In our most desperate time of need for understanding why this was happening to us your donated bear gave us something we needed to cuddle and bury our tears in.


18th January 2019

First Name: Emily

Last Name: Pianko

Where are you from?: Bundarra NSW

How did you find out about us?: Our local district hospital-Inverell

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Isaac Walsh.
14/12/14-18/12/14


18th January 2019

First Name: Natasha

Last Name: Power

Where are you from?: Young, NSW

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

Comments: My son, Daley was stillborn at 38 weeks, we received a bears of hope package from the hospital before we left. We have given the bear to our daughter as a reminder of her baby brother


18th January 2019

First Name: Cindy

Last Name: Bennett

Where are you from?: Molong

How did you find out about us?: Orange base hospital boh care bag

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Bradie Kevin Patrick Moore 25/ 04/2004

Comments: We received our Bear when our son Oliver John Bennett was born sleeping 11/08/16. Thank you very much for the comfort it has brought us.


18th January 2019

First Name: Janelle

Last Name: Johns

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jessie Kathryn Judith Cooper
4/12/13

Comments: Thank you truly from the bottom of my heart. This was such a beautiful gift on the worst day of our life. We lost our daughter, Rorie at
21 weeks. My heart goes out to you, and your beautiful baby Jessie. Gone but never forgotten. Thank you x


18th January 2019

First Name: Alicia

Last Name: Lollback

Where are you from?: Sydney

How did you find out about us?: Charity night

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Barnabas Wayne

Comments: We received our bear after losing our beautiful boy Arthur at 35 weeks.


18th January 2019

First Name: Angela

Last Name: Clifton

Where are you from?: Maitland NSW

How did you find out about us?: We were given a bag at the hospital when we lost our son

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Noah and Lucas Grayn

Comments: The Bears of Hope bag helped us so much as we were going through such a terrible time. Receiving the bear and knowing that we were not alone in the grief of losing our son meant so much to us. Thank you.


18th January 2019

First Name: Nicole

Last Name: Sexton

Where are you from?: Melbourne

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

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

Comments: Thankyou to Eli's family for helping us to know we were not alone when we lost our precious baby girl Elsie Joy. Eli’s bear now lives in our nursery as we await the birth of our Rainbow baby boy, we will be sure to share with him the beautiful angels watching from above, our Elsie and your Eli xx


18th January 2019

First Name: Aimee

Last Name: Langham

Where are you from?: Chisholm

How did you find out about us?: John Hunter Hospital, where I gave birth to our little girl Havana born sleeping.

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

Comments: Thankyou to this family for and to this organisation for having this bear available to us when our daughter was born sleeping in August 2018. My partner and I had no idea such thing was around but we are so glad it is. This little bear helped me get through my darkest days knowing I wasnt alone and someone else had been through the same pain as I was going through. May our angel babies know how much they are truly loved and missed.
Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts. Aimee and Chris


18th January 2019

First Name: Lauren

Last Name: Dukes

Where are you from?: Bligh park

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

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: My little peanut

Comments: It meant so much to receive this bear. I still have it on my bedside table and I look at him everyday. I cannot thank you enough


17th January 2019

First Name: Jess

Last Name: Cohen

Where are you from?: Copacabana

How did you find out about us?: Support network

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Zoe and Luke Bain

Comments: Thank you. Xx


14th January 2019

First Name: Kelly

Last Name: Furner

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jonathan Douglas Bambrick

Comments: We received our bear of hope bear on the 28th of February 2018 when we lost our son Noah Raymond qe qould like to thank the bambrick family for the bear and would like to give our condolences of lossing there son jonathan


10th January 2019

First Name: Shelley

Last Name: Burston

Where are you from?: Cairns

How did you find out about us?: Cairns hospital

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

Comments: Just wanted to say a huge Thankyou to Eli's family for our beautiful bear! I'm so sorry your lost your little Eli, but just know that you gave us so much comfort in our darkest days after losing our little Sam. Our bear sits on my bedside table and gets lots of kisses and cuddles. Sending big hugs xx


10th January 2019

First Name: Chantelle

Last Name: Lovell

Where are you from?: Tasmania

How did you find out about us?: Previous MC

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Cooper James and Kaitlyn Annie Tattis

Comments: I miscarried at 8 1/2 weeks, our family is heartbroken and I was sent this beautiful bear Thankyou for the family for donating, it's given me comfort in a time that's so hard.


10th January 2019

First Name: Bianca

Last Name: Geihe

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: Prior loss, knew from hospital before

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

Comments: Thank you to the lovely family for donating this bear in honour of your sweet baby boy. After our very unexpected loss last year we are grateful to have something to cuddle. Will remember your baby just like our own xo


7th January 2019

First Name: Shae

Last Name: Bowditch

Where are you from?: Port Macquarie AUS

How did you find out about us?: Local hospital/EPAS

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Hartlee Grayce

Comments: Although this may seem like something so small to others, this means so much more then words can explain to me!!


5th January 2019

First Name: Skye

Last Name: McManus

Where are you from?: Sydney Australia

How did you find out about us?: I received a bear when I gave birth to our daughter Willow at 17 weeks

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


4th January 2019

First Name: Kate

Last Name: McIlveen

Where are you from?: Gunnedah

How did you find out about us?: I was given a package at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle when my baby girl Elsie was born sleeping.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Gabriel Timothy Reynolds

Comments: Thankyou to the Reynold family. Your bear hold pride of place on our mantle piece with all our Elsies keepsakes.
We have also donated in honour pf our baby girl. Elsie May 15/09/18.


4th January 2019

First Name: Chantelle

Last Name: Barrows

Where are you from?: NSW

How did you find out about us?: Received a BOH bag when we lost our little boy

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Harry Keightley 13.11.10

Comments: Thank you for supports offered, the groups have been of immense help. Thank you to Harrys family for donating in his memory. Our little bear is being cherished deeply ?


4th January 2019

First Name: April

Last Name: Grout

Where are you from?: Adelaide

How did you find out about us?: Threw social workers when I lost my son

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Landon Maxx Baggett

Comments: In October 2018 I lost one of my twins Charlie. He was 11 days old at the time of his passing. When his twin Abigail gets older I will pass the teddy we received to her


4th January 2019

First Name: Latisha

Last Name: Baker

Where are you from?: Bangalee NSW

How did you find out about us?: Wollongong Private

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

Comments: Thank you very much for my baby girl Angel's bear in honour of Jack.


3rd January 2019

First Name: Libby

Last Name: Clement

Where are you from?: Muswellbrook

How did you find out about us?: From Maitland Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Adam Grant Beedell

Comments: Thank you xx


3rd January 2019

First Name: Carmen

Last Name: Gee

Where are you from?: Canberra

How did you find out about us?: Facebook

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

Comments: We had a son who passed at 5 weeks from a genetic disease in 2007. We also had 2 miscarriages,one in April 2016 and one in August 2016


3rd January 2019

First Name: Angelina

Last Name: Roest

Where are you from?: Brisbane

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

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


3rd January 2019

First Name: Samantha

Last Name: Hiltunen

Where are you from?: Queanbeyan NSW

How did you find out about us?: I am a midwife. My ward has bears of hope bags. A friend told me about the FB group after my miscarriage

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


3rd January 2019

First Name: Kirby

Last Name: Channells

Where are you from?: Cameron Park, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital when our daughter Coco was born still on 29/05/2018.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Evangeline Frances Long - 22/06/2011

Comments: Thank you to Evangeline and her family for providing us with a tiny bit of comfort when our girl Coco was born still. It has been 7 months already, and duaghter sleeps with this bear every night. Thank you. We call the bear (and the others we have) our “Coco Bears”.

Lots of love,
Kirby, Daniel, Piper, and Coco Channells.


3rd January 2019

First Name: Kirby

Last Name: Channells

Where are you from?: Cameron Park, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital when our daughter Coco was stillborn 29/05/2018 at 35+6.

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Ethan - 21/10/2006

Comments: Thank you to Ethan and his family for providing us with a tiny bit of comfort when our girl Coco was born still. It has been 7 months already, and I sleep with this bear every night. Thank you. We call the bear (and the others we have) our “Coco Bears”.

Lots of love,
Kirby, Daniel, Piper, and Coco Channells.


3rd January 2019

First Name: Alice

Last Name: Bryant

Where are you from?: Mornington Peninsula, VIC

How did you find out about us?: Frankston Hospital, VIC

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

Comments: Thank you for your donation on behalf of your precious babies. We brought Hope bear home from the hospital for my son, along with a Sophie bear for my daughter, to remember our baby lost at 15 weeks. When my son is older I will explain to him where Hope bear has come from. The bears are so special, thank you so much.


3rd January 2019

First Name: Alice

Last Name: Bryant

Where are you from?: Mornington Peninsula, VIC

How did you find out about us?: Frankston Hospital, VIC

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Caiden Thomas and Nevaeh Thomas

Comments: Thank you so much for donating a bear in honour of your precious babies. My daughter cherishes her Sophie bear which we brought home from the hospital to remind her of her baby sibling lost at 15 weeks. She cuddles it in bed every night and lets me have a cuddle when she sees I'm sad. We are so grateful for your donation and have paid it forward by donating our own bear in memory of our precious little baby x


3rd January 2019

First Name: Kylie

Last Name: Hayes

Where are you from?: Qld

How did you find out about us?: Bears of hope teddy after losing my baby

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


3rd January 2019

First Name: Melissa

Last Name: Trewartha

Where are you from?: Ceduna, SA

How did you find out about us?: Through Flinders Medical Centre

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Eli Charles 4/8/15

Comments: It was such a beautiful gift that will be treasured forever xx


3rd January 2019

First Name: Kate

Last Name: Campbell

Where are you from?: Gold Coast

How did you find out about us?: Birth suite at GCUH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Grace Isabella Oddi 20.06.13

Comments: Thank you for your donation of this bear in memory of your child. The bear sits next to our daughters bed and bring her comfort after losing her baby brother.


3rd January 2019

First Name: Ashleigh

Last Name: Grant

Where are you from?: Bega NSW

How did you find out about us?: Our daughter Matilda passed away from Necrotising Enterocolitis at 7 days old

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Gabriel Angel & Lily Grace Rosasqui

Comments: Bears of hope helped us immensely after loosing our eldest twin Matilda to Necrotising Enterocolitis At 7 days old in January 2018. Receiving this bear was a beacon of hope for our family & inspired us to fundraise, donate & become volunteers to help families who’s lives had been shattered like ours.

Sending our love & thanks too the Rosasqui family.


3rd January 2019

First Name: Carly

Last Name: Meares

Where are you from?: Penrith, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Oscar Patrick Canavan (04-08-14)

Comments: Thankyou so much to Oscar's parents for our beautiful bear. It is so treasured during this difficult time with the passing of our baby girl Zali born 29-12-2018.
Sending love and peace to the Canavan family xxx


3rd January 2019

First Name: Angie

Last Name: Tabone

Where are you from?: Kanwal NSW

How did you find out about us?: Gosford Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Patrick Charles Newton
02.01.15

Comments: Thank you for your beautiful gesture. Every year on our sons due date and birth date, I light the candle with Teddy and remember our babies gone too soon


3rd January 2019

First Name: Angel

Last Name: Tezaris

Where are you from?: Penrith, NSW

How did you find out about us?: Another grieving parent

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Luca Joe Silvestri Arena

Comments: We love you Azariah, you will always be our baby boy


3rd January 2019

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Mackenzie

Where are you from?: St Marys NSW

How did you find out about us?: RNSH

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Jesse Jay16-6-2007 & Jamie Vic 18-6-2008

Comments: I have in my loving care a BOH bear with your little Angels names.
I received it from RNSH after I lost my son. I would love to get in contact via FB or email


3rd January 2019

First Name: Sharon

Last Name: Hogan

Where are you from?: The Oaks NSW

How did you find out about us?: Campbelltown Hospital

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Griff Graham 16/2/15

Comments: Thank u to the Graham family for ur beautiful gift to our beautiful little man Jack who grew his wings at 21+5weeks 12th October 2018 it is a pleasure to share this with ur family thank u


3rd January 2019

First Name: Sarah

Last Name: Mackenzie

Where are you from?: St Marys

How did you find out about us?: RNSH

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

Comments: I have had in my living care a BOH bear with your little Angels name given to me at Royal North Shore hospital Would love to get in contact via FB or email


3rd January 2019

First Name: Jessica

Last Name: Johnson

Where are you from?: South austraila

How did you find out about us?: Boh gave a bag to the hosptial

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Archie lachlan finch whittaker

Comments: Thank you


3rd January 2019

First Name: Rachel

Last Name: Bennett

Where are you from?: Lake Macquarie

How did you find out about us?: Research upon poor diagnosis of our unborn bub

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

Comments: A huge thank you to the Polglase family, so sorry for your loss and thankful that you have chosen to give back to others while honouring your angel. We had to buy our own when we lost our first bub so very grateful to be gifted one when we lost Hunter. Much love and strength to all the angel families xx


3rd January 2019

First Name: Kathleen

Last Name: Gane

Where are you from?: Mildura

How did you find out about us?: The hospital

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

Comments: Thankyou for this precious bear, recieving this beautiful little guy meant i didnt leave the hospital empty handed it made the one of the hardest days of my life just that little bit more bearable. Xxoo


1st January 2019

First Name: Kim

Last Name: Leung

Where are you from?: Sydney

The bear we received was tagged in honour of?: Riley & Harry Cahill

Comments: Received 7.2.2018