Expecting a new baby is a time filled with excitement, anticipation and hope for the future. However, for some parents, this is a time of heartbreak and profound sadness. Each year, many parents experience the devastating loss of their baby by miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. These parents leave our hospital with empty arms and broken hearts. St. Joseph Hospital would like to give our community partners an opportunity to reach out to these families by sponsoring a Comfort Cub teddy bear. Our goal is for every mother experiencing a pregnancy loss to be given a special teddy bear to hold when leaving our hospital.
Hope the Healing Cub is a special weighted teddy bear designed by a bereaved mother who left the hospital with empty arms after the death of her baby. In the midst of her own grief this mom reached out to other mothers experiencing the death of a baby to bring "hope" and peace to other families during a very difficult time.
With your gift of sponsorship, Hope will be provided to a mother who has experienced the death of her baby by miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth. When your gift of a Comfort Cub is given to a mother leaving St. Joseph Hospital, you will be notified that your special bear is in the arms of a loving mother.
Funds raised by the Comfort Cub program will go directly to the purchase of the bears and to the St. Joseph Perinatal Comfort Care Program. To make a donation to the Comfort Cub program, please click
here or call (714) 771-8211.