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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.

Alice Mclaughlin

Age 0

Hospital: Other

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

Alice Mclaughlin’s Medical condition...

She had group B strep meningitis at 5 weeks old and has suffered significant brain damage. Her vision is now very impaired and she has lost hearing in one ear. We have been told she very likely has epilepsy and is to be going for tests far from home at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (where she was originally transferred in intensive care) We have been told she is showing all the signs of Cerebral Palsy which will be formerly diagnosed by age 2.

A bit about Alice Mclaughlin...

As she cannot see very well, we make sure we do a lot of sensory play so different noises and different things to feel. She likes having soft things rubbed on her cheeks and nose.

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94 The Gravel
Mere Brow

07718 985264