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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 Smith

Age 10

Hospital: Queen Alexandra

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

Matthew Smith’s Medical condition...

My son has epilepsy and although doesn’t have many seizures, he suffers anxiety and finds simple things like school assembly, parties, shows nearly impossible. When we go to our hospital appointments he will always take a cuddly toy to make him feel safe. He also keeps a small one on him in his pocket at school to try and help him through the day.

A bit about Matthew Smith...

He loves to sing if he knows nobody is watching. He loves to play with his black Labrador Poppy He is trying to overcome some of his anxiety by going back to taekwando which he used to do before diagnosis

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