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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.

Jacob Girdlestone

Age 2

Hospital: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

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

Jacob Girdlestone’s Medical condition...

Jacob has had a tough journey so far in his short life. He has just turned 2 and has been diagnosed with Cerebly palsy and non verbal autism. He also has scoliosis of his spine and major sensory issues leading to him not being able to eat and is still in bottle with meal replacement drink at night. He is very under weight and doesn’t sleep at night. He is lucky if he gives mum and dad a hour without a cry. They have to guess what Jacob is crying for and most of the time it is impossible to calm him. He also has dairy and nut allergies. Mum and dad and big brother Caiden try so hard with Jacob and he is such a loving beautiful boy I just wish there was more I could do to help both Jacob and his mum n dad. Jacob has no awareness of danger and regularly hurts himself without any recongnition of pain. He will head bang and this is horrendous to see and not be able to help or understand why he is doing it.

A bit about Jacob Girdlestone...

Jacob is a beautiful blue eyed blond haired boy and he has no interests apart from spinning things and lights.

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