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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.

Cayden jones

Age 6

Hospital: Noahs Ark Childrens Hospital for Wales

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

Cayden jones’s Medical condition...

Cayden was born with arthrogryposis and gastroschisis, he had his first operation at 4 hours old and have since had yearly operations on muscles and joints, on the 19th July cayden was rushed to Heath hospital Cardiff in septic shock and had life saving surgery on his bowels, they removed his full colon, appendix and gave him a stoma, after it still not functioning we have been told cayden has intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome l, he has a g-tube for drainage and a scar from side to side of his stomach he had had 6 surgery’s in 7 weeks and has a centeral line and completely dependant on tpn he has also had sepsis 3 times since being admitted , He is currently waiting to be transferred to Birmingham children’s hospital too see what they can do and if they can get a stoma functioning, he hasn’t been able to eat orally in 7 weeks and because of his arthrogryposis being in hospital In bed has really affected his muscles and mobility he spent 4 weeks in icu where he was intubated for the first 8 days and still has a long road ahead

A bit about Cayden jones...

Cayden is a very happy bubbly boy, he has faced many challenges in his life since the day he was born but never lets it affect his positive outlook on life! He has defeated the odds with every diagnosis and he is determined to get well enough to be able to come home, he loves playing football and on his xbox and he’s a big Disney fan!

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