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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.

Joe Ridings

Age 8

Hospital: Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

Joe Ridings’s Medical condition...

Joe has DiGeorge Syndrome which is a genetic condition. Joe suffers from mobility issues, rheumatoid arthritis, learning difficulties, audiology issues, hormone problems caused by parathyroid glands, low immune system and development delay. Not only does Joe have DiGeorge Syndrome, he also has Autism and sensory processing delay.

A bit about Joe Ridings...

For all Joe goes through from when he wakes to when he goes to sleep, he is just incredible. He has such a funny, determined personality. Nothing stops Joe from achieving what he wants to do. He never moans even through the daily aches and pains. He is such an inspiration. Joe loves aeroplanes, he started collecting aeroplanes from a very young age, and has learnt many facts about each models from war planes to domestic planes. Everyday he lines his planes in his house and makes an airport. He is a loving, caring and happy child.

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94 The Gravel
Mere Brow
Preston
Lancashire
PR4 6JX

07718 985264
hello@bebravebears.co.uk