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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.

Amelia Dowding

Age 3

Hospital: Birmingham Childrens Hospital

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

Amelia Dowding’s Medical condition...

My daughter was born on valentine's Day with a broken heart. She was diagnosed with shones complex a rare hear condition she has had 2 big open heart surgeries to help fix her heart and will need many more throughout her life. While she was in hospital her artirial line got blocked and my daughter lost three of her finger tips. She also has 2 frontal lobe bleeds. Amelia also suffered a disolastic kidney which means only one of her kidneys work. While she was recovering it soon came apparent she was struggling to breath on further investigation she was diagnosed with bromchmalacia and needed and tracheostomy and fully vented She spent a total of 396 days in hospital and every day she smiled through everything he has been so amazingly brave and I hope she continues to be so brave each time she needs operations and treatments

A bit about Amelia Dowding...

My daughter Amelia is now two and despite all she been through she is a happy go lucky girl with an amazing sence if humour and the ability to cheer any one up when they are feeling down she is despite her medical conditions very active and loves playing in her swing and with her dolls. She has an amazing bind with her big brother Harry and together they always have fun

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