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Our Children

Be Brave Bears is a charitable organisation run by volunteers who send personalised keepsake bears to children who are terminally ill or have life limiting conditions. Each of our bears is sponsored by businesses, groups or families, meaning these bears are free of charge to the children. Once complete each bear is placed in a special keepsake bag and given to the child complete with a numbered certificate. Once the child has received their bear the sponsor will receive a thank you photograph via e-mail of the completed bear and a sponsorship certificate with the name of the child who you have sponsored. Each bear is allocated a number and will appear on our Roll of Honour. If the child on this page has already been sponsored, but due to the timing of the previous sponsorship it has not yet been removed from this area, your sponsorship will be automatically allocated to the child next on the list (Priority order). This seldom happens but we must highlight that it can occur.

Matthew Wing

Age 13

Hospital: Southampton General

Note: Bear pictured may not be the bear given to the child (most of the time it is though)

Matthew Wing’s Medical condition...

Matthew was born 17 weeks early. He failed successful intubation and was given a tracheostomy to secure his airway. We left hospital after a 14 month stay with home ventilation and oxygen. Matthew was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy and it was discovered he had right sided vocal cord palsy. Four years ago Matthew had his first tonic colonic seizure and epilepsy was then diagnosed. On top of this Matthew is severely autistic and struggles with his anger and anxiety. Matthew is awesome, he’s been through so much in his short life and has/is proving medical professionals wrong. He is strong willed and he’s helped shape who I am today.

A bit about Matthew Wing...

Matthew loves to play on the Xbox and laptop. His favourite toy is Lego. He has a great imagination and will happily build all day.

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