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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.

Emily Matthews

Age 4

Hospital: James Cook University Hospital

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

Emily Matthews’s Medical condition...

Emily has Aicardi syndrome a rare life limiting condition, which causes her to have severe uncontrollable epilepsy which also causes her to be severely disabled and immobile, she is tub fed and is registered blind. Emily needs all her needs to be met and needs to be under watch 24/7

A bit about Emily Matthews...

Emily has a funny little personality. She loves to be cuddled and massaged and pampered but hates to be made to get uo early, get dressed or washed or made to do anything. Emily loves disney, she loves disney music and movies, her current favourite being Moana. Emily also loves nursery rhimes and stories.

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