Leon has lots of lovely friends who live in his cotbed with him. But they didnt want to go into hospital either!
|L-R Chris, Artha, Martha Red and Tank Top Dog from france.|
Meanwhile Little Leon was growing fast, this meant that as part of his condition he looked a little bit bluer, this was because there was not enough oxygen in his blood to keep his body functioning normally, the bigger he gets, the bluer he will get. Untreated he will eventually die. Mummy started to search on the heart websites to see what she could do to help Little Leon and came across a post from someone's Daddy who was also looking for a special friend to accompany his little girl into hospital for a similar operation. Mummy followed the link...
Well, after weeks of searching. There right in front of her eyes was exactly the bear she has been looking for. He has a mended heart exactly like Leon will have! This will help explain to Leon why he has a zipper shaped scar on his chest when he is older and asking questions about his operation. Mummy was so pleased, but the little bear lived in America!. How on earth was she going to get him over here? She emailed Jenny in the shop who told her the adoption fees but getting him across the pond would be more of a challenge because she normally didn't do adoptions in other countries because the transportation fees were very high.
|Mummy finds a Mended Heart Bear!|
Undeterred Mummy asked for help for her friends on Facebook, maybe someone would be going to America. Up stepped Auntie Janet. She has a work friend who was going to visit New York on business and by a very happy coincidence Jenny and the Noel the bear were only six blocks away! It was meant to be! So Little Leons Mummy arranged to adopt Noel. Jenny started to sort out the adoption papers, visa and passport details, Richard received his instructions:
On the 27th of February Noel Said his goodbyes to Jenny and his friends in the shop and was delivered to Richards hotel , his instructions were to feed him Hunny and Porridge and give him cuddles so he didn't feel sad he was leaving Jenny and his friends..
On the first of March Richard set off to the airport with Noel. Passport and visas in order, a very nervous Noel sat on the aeroplane wondering where he was going to end up.
Next time..... Noel arrives in the UK