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2019


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