Teddy Bears Bringing Joy To Oncology Children

The Dainere’s Rainbow Team are so humbled and proud of being able to support oncology families at Sydney Children’s Hospital.  We have been donating very special Teddy Bear Friends to help children through some of the most difficult times during their treatment.

As you know Dainere, during her treatment had her very special bear friend ‘Theodore’ with her, he could go where we were not able to, and brought her comfort.  He still remains tightly in her arms today.

This is a meaningful expression of gratitude from the Child Life Therapy Team, who have been giving the bears to the children.

“The bears were a beautiful gift to give out to our Oncology patients on our inpatient ward and outpatient clinic.

We gave them to children as a distraction while having their chemo, as well as an incentive for patients who had their ports accessed and dressings changed.

Receiving a toy bear brought smiles to many of the patients and brightened the routine task of coming to clinic and meeting with medical staff.

 We look forward to handing out more of the bears, thanks to your kind donation.”

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