A Kind-hearted mum has delighted a young brain tumour patient by ‘reuniting’ him with his lost favourite teddy bear.
Sarah Bruty, of Sandy Lane, Accrington, spotted a heartfelt appeal by the family of six-year-old Zach Chowdhury for the return of his lost teddy Nose, which disappeared on a journey from their home to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Zach has lost most of his speech due to his brain tumour and had been crying himself to sleep and missing his favourite bear. Care assistant Sarah, 25, said when she saw the appeal she immediately recognised the bear as identical to one she had given to her children Maddison, one, and baby Harry.
She and partner Lee, 33, decided to get in touch with Zach’s mum Yazmin to offer their toy as a like for like replacement. Sarah said: “I felt so sorry for him, he was missing the teddy a lot and when I found out he had a brain tumour I wanted to send it straight away.”
The family sent the bear off with a note detailing ‘Nose’s’ adventures while he had ‘been away’ from Zach, including explaining the bear looked newer and cleaner than Nose as he had been swimming.
Sarah added: “Zach got the teddy in time to take into surgery with him and his mum said he’s so happy to have it back.”
Zach, who lives in Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago but has surpassed doctors’ expectations of him living just a year.
Sarah added her children were not too attached to the bear and were not old enough to miss him.