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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.

Joey Parris

Age 5

Hospital: Birmingham Childrens Hospital

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

Joey Parris’s Medical condition...

My son has a undiagnosed neurological disorder. He is fully ventilated via a tracheostomy. He requires 24hr round the clock care from carers through the nhs to keep joey at home. He has spent most of his life in hospital with different illnesses. He requires replacement hormones as his paturity gland is also under developed. His recent hospital admission was due to a brain infection which means now he is undergoing rehab. He is also fed straight through to his stomach as he has an unsafe swallow. despite all this he is a very happy little boy

A bit about Joey Parris...

He loves anything musical or that has flashing lights. Mickey mouse is his favourite. He loves lazy days watching cartoons.

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