In honour of July 5, 2022

Jesse Darren Anderson

Name
Holly Pearson
Where are you from?
Bathurst
Referred by?
Late term pregnancy loss
Comments

I just wanted to send this family a big virtual hug.
Today, at 15 weeks, I lost my little baby.
I have not been able to let this little bear go – it’s bringing so much comfort to me and my partner.
We are sending you lots of love.

In honour of July 3, 2022

Sophie

Name
Ruth Haven
Where are you from?
Sydney
Referred by?
Our baby boy was still born at 22 weeks
Comments

Our heart goes out to Sophie and her parents, it’s been so nice to know we aren’t alone. I’m sure our babies knew how loved they were xxx

In honour of June 30, 2022

The Ocfemia family

Name
Axel Lipburger
Where are you from?
TERRIGAL
Referred by?
Hospital and friends
Comments

Dear Ocfemia family,

Both your family and our family have lost someone that we have never met but dearly love and miss. However, Hamburger and I have gained a bear of Hope from your family.

It was a surprise to receive a gift, but a deeply touching gesture. It honoured the life that Axel would have had on earth. Making him real and not just a memory.

This sux.

Love,

Hamburger and Shaz

In honour of June 27, 2022

Chloe Rose Stewart

Name
Lucy Luff
Where are you from?
Tumut NSW
Referred by?
Hospital Bag
Comments

Thank you so much for the support through such a difficult stage in our lives. We would love to donate back to Bears of Hope to help other families through this tough time. Lucy & James Luff

In honour of June 25, 2022

River Edith Howard

Name
Stacey Quick
Where are you from?
Launceston
Referred by?
LGH
Comments

I would love to get in contact with her parents I have a deep connection to this name and I would love permission to name my baby in honour of her and in honour of being a rainbow baby it means lots to me.

In honour of June 23, 2022

Flora Joyce Dyson-Smith

Name
Eleanor Shaw
Where are you from?
Newcastle NSW
Referred by?
Social Worker
Comments

One bear was given to our angel bub Leo, who was stillborn at 25 weeks and stayed with him to give him comfort.
My husband and I received another to give us comfort, tagged in honour of Flora who passed in 2021 and it is so sweet. All we need to do is look at this bear to find comfort and know our Leo isn’t far. We look forward to giving this bear to our hopeful future child.
Thank you to the Bears of Hope team and to Flora’s parents for your generosity and kindness.
May our Leo and your Flora be playing, high in the sky over that rainbow.

In honour of June 23, 2022

Michael Francis O’Connor

Name
Eleanor Shaw
Where are you from?
Newcastle NSW
Referred by?
Social worker
Comments

Our Bear of Hopes gift bag was gifted to us in hospital with a beautiful bear tagged in honour of Michael Francis O’Connor born in 2017.
We decided the bear would stay with our angel bub, Leo, stillborn at 25 weeks on 3/6/22 to keep him comfort.
It was the most heartwarming thing to receive.
On behalf of my husband and I, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Michael’s parents for donating the gift bag and to the Bear of Hopes team.
May our angel bubs play together, somewhere high in the sky over that rainbow.

In honour of June 22, 2022

Lilli Therese Page

Name
Elizabeth Page
Where are you from?
Melbourne australia
Referred by?
Had a bear of hope given to us
Comments

Lilli Therese Page born at 16 weeks. A little life who has touched so many people. We will always love you baby girl.
Thank you Mel for the bear.

In honour of June 21, 2022

Scarlett Salvestro

Name
Ashlee Thompson
Where are you from?
Singleton, NSW
Referred by?
Singleton hospital nurse
Comments

This beautiful gesture is the most heartfelt thing I have ever experienced. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You truly don’t understand how grateful I am to have received this. Again, thank you!

In honour of June 19, 2022

Charlotte May Wright 21.01.2021

Name
Kerin Brown
Where are you from?
Bateau Bay NSW
Referred by?
While in hospital
Comments

Your angel comforted me and my husband when our little boy (Theo Brown) joined her at 26 weeks gestation on the 31.01.2022.
We will forever be grateful for this gift of hope 💕

In honour of June 18, 2022

Baby Wakefield 12/6/21

Name
Sophey Steele
Where are you from?
Tasmania
Referred by?
After the loss of my sweet baby girl
Comments

The bear I received gives me so much comfort during the hurt and grief I feel after I lost my precious little baby girl ❤️

In honour of June 16, 2022

Lilliana Rowles 29/11/19

Name
Shaley Ellis
Where are you from?
Ballarat
Referred by?
St John of God Hospital
Comments

Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift. I’m sorry for your loss. I was gifted this bear because I had a missed miscarriage in May. This was my first pregnancy and I never thought I could love a baby so much, who was still so young and small and who I only knew for a few short weeks. I never had any symptoms of miscarriage or reason to suspect something was wrong. I had my first ultrasound at 8 weeks and it showed my baby to be only the size of 6 weeks and with no heartbeat. We waited two more weeks in case the dates had been wrong but unfortunately the next ultrasound showed that this was not the case. I don’t know what your circumstances were but I know that whatever the case it must have been the saddest time in your life. I hope that you were able to heal, and I hope that I can heal too. Our babies will be forever in our hearts.

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