My beautiful Archie was born on the 17th of feb 2010. He was the most gorgeous baby I have even seen...most mothers think that, yes, but he honestly looked like a little porcelain doll laying there in his tiny crib. At 2 and a half weeks of age we found out that Archie had a life limiting condition and would not live, at best, longer than a couple of months. Our world changed forever. Archie passed away, peacefully in the bath, at Bear Cottage on the 1st of February 2011...2 weeks before his 1st birthday.
Although it was an extremely difficult time for our family, it was made so much better with the support of the amazingly beautiful staff at Bear Cottage. We feel so privileged that we were able to spend quality time with Archie during his short but wonderful life, aswell as after he had passed. Without Bear Cottage I am unsure how I would have got through that period with Arch. The staff and volunteers are the most wonderful people that I have ever met and I feel so blessed to be a part of such a special place. Many of the staff have become, not just friends, but family to myself and my extended family. I will be forever grateful for my time at Bear Cottage. That darling boy lived each day fighting, struggling, surviving. I am one lucky Mummy to have been picked by such a precious and amazing little man and to have experienced the love and devotion of Bear Cottage and it's staff...please help to give other families this wonderful experience in a time that is the most heart wrenching time of a parents life. Donate to team ARCHIE for Bear Cottage xxx