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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.

Charlie Ferris

Age 4

Hospital: Other

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

Charlie Ferris’s Medical condition...

Yes I would love to nominate my little son Charlie. He was diagnosed at 3.5 months old with Infantile Scoliosis. At 7 months old we were told his condition was progressive, and if left untreated or not treated properly could be life threatening. This condition affects the spine. Charlie’s spine was not only curving and twisting. Thankfully after much research we decided to take Charlie to America and his now 3 years on his spine is now straight, after 12 Mehta casts, 2 braces and 14 anaesthetics and one MRI. We do. It know what the future holds but we are very hopeful that Charlie will live a full and long life and we are also hopeful that he will avoid the need for invasive surgeries in his future!

A bit about Charlie Ferris...

Charlie spends his time with his family. He starts playschool in September. He absolutely loves spider man and loves to play with his toys. He is a happy go lucky child and has taken this all in his stride! The hospital he attends is Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia

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