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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.

Finley Connelly

Age 4

Hospital: Great Ormond Street

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

Finley Connelly’s Medical condition...

Finley has Cerebral Palsy (spastic diplegia), moderate pulmonary stenosis, kidney hydronephrosis (had 2 operations to save them- and they are stable) and a genetic cranial syndrome called ERF.

A bit about Finley Connelly...

Finley is a little ball of fire! Anyone that Finley meets always ends up leaving with the biggest smile on their face! He is super cheeky and tries so hard every minute of everyday. He goes through so much on a daily basis, always back and forth to Great Ormond Street for various appoiments. Finley will be having SDR surgery there on April 12th and he has big anxiety of hospitals/beds many many things, and struggles with the worry constantly. But despite everything he has going on in his little 4 and a half years, Finley is an amazing little person and no matter how many times he falls on a daily basis, he gets back up and he tries, tries and tries again!

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