Starlight Canada and long-time partner Toys"R"Us Canada have come together once again to help a seriously ill child create their very own unique bear, from the ears all the way to the paws. This year, the lucky Starlight child selected to design the 12th Limited Edition Collectible Starlight Bear® was 6-year-old Christian!
An adventurous young boy, Christian was diagnosed with a brain tumour, anaplastic ependymoma, at 18 months old. Just 3 days later, he underwent brain surgery, followed by chemotherapy, another brain surgery and 33 rounds of radiation. With older brother Gianni by his hospital bedside every step of the way, it’s been difficult for this entire family to find the joy of childhood.
Inspired by Christian’s courage, Grey’s name, paws and ears represent the grey matter of the brain and this young boy’s fight against nerve damage. He may live with a loss of mobility on his left side, but that won’t stop him from camping, playing outside, or doing arts and crafts!
Not only do Grey and Christian have matching bright blue eyes, but Christian wanted his bear to wear a fancy turquoise bow – his favourite colour!
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