Meet Sunshine, designed by 5-year-old Noah!
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 14th Limited Edition Collectible Starlight Bear® for 2022 was 5-year-old Noah!
Noah was diagnosed with several congenital heart defects (CHDs) before she was even born. By the time Noah was just six months old, she had already undergone eight surgeries – including two open-heart procedures, where additional complications required her to have a tracheostomy. Despite all the challenges that she has faced at only 5 years old, Noah has grown into a vibrant little girl who lives life with plenty of laughter and bright smiles!
Sunshine was inspired by Noah’s radiant and resilient personality, much like the sun! The purple bow and paw accents symbolize her favourite colour, and even match her purple speaking valve, which is a small device on her trachea that helps her vocalize with family and friends!
Inspired by Noah’s love for all things “hearts” due to her many CHD diagnoses, Sunshine’s heart patch is a reminder of all the obstacles that this shining young girl has overcome.
Proceeds from the sale of Sunshine will help Starlight Canada continue to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families, just like Noah’s.
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