In honour of October 4, 2022

Luke Anastasopoulos

Name
Bonnie Rose
Where are you from?
Wollongong NSW
Referred by?
Care package from hospital
In honour of October 1, 2022

Ryder Jackson 17/8/2014

Name
Jennifer Rushton
Where are you from?
Gympie
In honour of September 30, 2022

Mason O’Hara

Name
Jayde Dolphin
Where are you from?
Bendigo, Vic
Referred by?
When I received my bears of hope bag at the hospital after finding out my daughter would be stillborn
Comments

I received my bear in honour of Mason O’Hara on the 1/9/22 when my waters broke at 20 weeks and I went into labour. My beautiful daughter Poppy was born the next day, and this bear has given me so much comfort in such a difficult time. once I got home I went straight onto the website and donated a bear in my daughter’s name, and I hope it brings another family the same comfort this bear brought me. Thank you for all that you do for families like mine.

In honour of September 29, 2022

Baby Smith

Name
Jasmin Tzortzakakis Malik
Where are you from?
London
Referred by?
I was gifted a bear from a friend in Sydney
Comments

Dear Sue and Colin
Thank you so much for our lovely little bear of hope, it was such a kind gift to receive.

It has been a really long and challenging journey these past few years, and having had multiple miscarriages has really made our dream of having a family hard to believe it will come true.

I know the soul of our little one is close by and one day we will hold our baby in our arms. The little bear of hope gives me hope and I know I am not alone at this challenging time.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Sending so much love to you
Jasmin and Nikolaos xx

In honour of September 28, 2022

Kai Hunter Black

Name
Taitum Phillips
Where are you from?
Dubbo
Referred by?
I received a bear of hope in hospital after my beautiful son Flynn was born sleeping
Comments

I gave birth to my beautiful son Flynn at 24 weeks. He had heterotaxy and tetrology of fallot, my waters had also been broken for weeks, so I was slowly going into labour. Flynn was born sleeping. I received my bear of hope in honour of beautiful baby Kai Hunter Black. So thankful to know I am not alone and appreciate the comfort this bear offered to me and my family in the worst time of our lives. Lots of love xxx

In honour of September 28, 2022

Mason O’Hara 15/11/20

Name
Kyriae Hamence and Andrew Brinkworth
Where are you from?
Adelaide, SA
Referred by?
previous losses
Comments

We received a bear after we lost our baby on the 14th September . Thankyou for our bear we cherish it and appreciate it so very much. Sending our love to Mason’s family xxx

In honour of September 27, 2022

Isla Rebecca Norris

Name
Sarah Young
Where are you from?
CAMPBELL
Referred by?
I recieved a bear due to a loss
Comments

I am thankful to have received a bear in honour of little Isla when my baby was born sleeping a few weeks ago. I hope Isla's family is doing well. Thank you Isla and family.

In honour of September 27, 2022

Sonny William Searle

Name
Carly Devlin
Where are you from?
Ipswich
Referred by?
From the hospital
Comments

We gave birth to our beautiful baby boy Liam on Sunday 25th September 2022 at 18 weeks. We had found out a few days prior his heart had stopped beating. He was only measuring at 13 weeks. This came at such a shock to us. You never think it can happen to you. This is going to be a long road ahead of us and I dont know how we will get through it but I know we will and there are so many other families like us who have also experienced this. Thank you for our lovely bag and little bear. It will be treasured so much. Carly and Chris Devlin x

In honour of September 19, 2022

Graham

Name
Warrick and Amie Bidwell
Where are you from?
Lilydale, Tasmania
Referred by?
Received a Bears of Hope package at the Launceston hospital
Comments

Thank you to Graham's parents for their kind donation of a bears of hope package.
We recently lost our baby Jordan at just 7 weeks gestation due to an ectopic pregnancy which threatened Amie's life… and we had to make the heartbreaking decision to terminate the pregnancy as part of life saving surgery for Amie.
This followed a miscarriage just 6 months earlier that saw us receive no formal support other than a well-meaning "at least you weren't far along".
The Bears package has helped both myself and Amie process our losses, work through our grief and feel supported after what was a whirlwind of medical interventions and rushed decisions. It's also been a wonderful resource for my 77 year old mother and my 10 year old daughter from my previous marriage… they have felt a part of the experience with us rather than outsiders.
We have many more steps to travel on our path through grief and we know this will never be 'finished' as such… finding bears of hope has been a Godsend at a time when society seems to not truly understand the gravity of a loss such as this.
With gratitude, Warrick and Amie Bidwell for BB and baby Jordan.

In honour of September 17, 2022

Teddy Ian Gray

Name
Rebecca Crosland
Where are you from?
Newcastle NSW
Referred by?
Received a bag
Comments

I am very sorry for your loss. We are so grateful to have received a bear, thank you.

In honour of September 15, 2022

Summer Ashton

Name
Emma Spelman
Where are you from?
Greensborough
Referred by?
It was referred to me
In honour of September 11, 2022

Amara Mary Andrews

Name
Jessica Cassimatis
Where are you from?
Sydney, Australia
Referred by?
Recently a bereaved parent
Comments

Thank you to Angel baby, Amara Mary Andrews, and her family who donated this bear in her memory. I received it following the loss of my own little girl at 21 weeks gestation. It has brought my family and I enormous comfort.

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