You MUST have a VALID email address linked to your blog in order to be contacted for your visit from Patches.
Be sure to click the links in each post to see full stories and more photos of Patches' visits, as each blogger is writing the stories on their own blogs. Only brief summaries are posted here, in an effort to network fellow bereaved parents with one another.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Introducing Patches the Bear (sign up for visit from Patches here)

Patches the Bear is a tiny bear who travels around to patch up hearts that were broken by pregnancy or infant loss.

If you are a bereaved parent and would like a visit from patches, please read the guidelines below and sign in by emailing me your name and blog address. (my email is in my profile on the sidebar) I will then post below your name and link to your blog. Upon Patches' arrival to your home, you will contact the person BELOW your name to obtain their address to send Patches to them after your visit.

How it will work:
  • Patches will travel from October 15, 2009 - October 15, 2010 indefinitely.
  • He will be sent from one Blogger to another. Each blogger who gets him will take a photo (or many photos) of his "traveling adventure" ... the photos can be of the blogger holding him, or Patches with something that meaningful .. that reminds you of your baby/babies... Their headstones or a photo of them or whatever you feel comfortable taking a photo of. It is recommended, however, that you blur out any last names from photos for privacy and safety reasons.
  • Each blogger will send the photos (or a link to photos) via email to me.
  • Bloggers must send me a link to the post about Patches on their blog.
  • Each blogger will keep him for no more than 1 week, and then pass him along to the next blogger.
  • Each blogger, should they choose, may send their own personal cards or other items to the next blogger to keep. Patches, however, must continue to travel.
  • Patches is no bigger than my palm, so should not cost too much to mail around. However, due to cost of international shipping, Patches will only be traveling in Canada and the US.
  • Every so often, I will post an update on the Patches' travels, linking to your blog post.
Who will get Patches?
  • You must be a blogger.
  • You must be a bereaved parent via pregnancy or infant loss
  • You must live in either Canada or the US.
  • You must be willing to mail Patches to another blogger after your visit.
  • You must love bears.
How do I sign up?

Email me your First Name and Blog Address. I will then add it below.

Safe travels, Patches the Bear! Enjoy your journey!

The following people have signed up for a visit from Patches as of March 2011. The previous sign in disappeared which you can read about here and here. I apologize to all of you who were previously signed up and lost your spot. Please email me your name and blog address to sign in again.
1. Angela
2. Victoria
3. Jenna
4. Carrie
5. Cristine 

Patches went missing... now we will continue from here with his sibling Patch:

6. Alissa
7. Erin
8. Crystal
9. Melissa
10. Shauna
11. Kyla 
12. Hannah Rose 
13. Melissa L. 
14. Sylvia 
15. Gale


Anonymous said...

Can I sign up a friend so that she gets Patches in the mail? I firmly believe she will follow through and send it on.

ter@waaoms said...


Patches would love to visit your friend, however, she would have to sign up for a visit herself. You are more than welcome to forward this website to her.

Amanda said...

What a shame Patches only travels to US and Canada... I would've loved to have had him here but I'm in the UK :(