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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.

Ella Rands

Age 5

Hospital: Sheffield Childrens Hospital

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

Ella Rands’s Medical condition...

Ella has Dravet syndrome, a rare catastrophic form of Epilepsy. It is life limiting and doesn't get better. Ella is at high risk of SUDEP due to her seizures being hard to control and unpredictable. As well as Dravet Syndrome Ella also has hypermobility, autism, as well as other health issues that cause day to day problems. Ella has GDD and very little awareness, even with everything she goes through she still smiles and gets on with her day, puts lots of adults to shame! Ella has ended up in resus several times due to not coming out of a seizure with rescue meds, the photos show just how quickly she goes down.

A bit about Ella Rands...

Ella loves the outdoors, running in open spaces (I'm never far behind!!), Ella loves swimming and watching Peppa pig (little obsessed! Ella has a younger sister called Daisy, who she loves and has a "proper" sister bond (always pushing her over, ha!). Ella is a happy little girl, always smiling, very rarely upset, always laughing and loves a good tickle!

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