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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.

Lyla Rose O’Donovan

Age 6

Hospital: RVI Newcastle

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

Lyla Rose O’Donovan’s Medical condition...

Lyla was diagnosed with a brain stem tumour in 2016. She went for a 15hour operation to remove the tumour. Wile in recovery she court meningitis and had to battle this along the way. Things never stopped for lyla she then had hydrocephalus witch she needed a VP shunt. Has left side weakness where she needs a wheelchair to assist her. She has had 8 brain surgery’s since been diagnosed endlessness amount of blood tests, CT scans ,MRI scans which she needs to be put to sleep for the hospital is lylas life. Last Brian surgery was 20-12-18 so just before Christmas. Lylas future is unknown and she is such a fun loving little girl

A bit about Lyla Rose O’Donovan...

She loves to help others and set her own little hobbie up. She asked people to nominate brave children from alover the country and then sends them a bravery certificate. She also loves to sing and dance

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