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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.

Ryan Henry-Macklin

Age 2

Hospital: Addenbrookes Hospital

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

Ryan Henry-Macklin’s Medical condition...

Ryan was born prematurely at 30 weeks and has Treacher Collins Syndrome. He was born with a cleft palate, has no outer ears and hears by wearing bone anchored hearing aids on a headband. He feeds by feeding tube and pump and has a tracheostomy.

A bit about Ryan Henry-Macklin...

He is a very happy boy, takes everything in his stride despite the difficult life he has been given. He is 2 1/2 and can already play several tunes on the keyboard/piano and can beat out rhythms on a drum kit. He seems to be musically gifted and spends hours tinkering on the keyboard.

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