Gemma’s Bears was inspired by the life of Gemma Therese Holihen
, who lived for only 52 minutes because of complications from Trisomy 13. Gemma’s Bears are a small gift of love for families whose babies are newly diagnosed with Trisomy 13 and 18 and Related conditions. We offer these bears free of charge to families who are faced with these diagnoses either prenatally or after birth. Gemma's Bears was founded upon the belief that every life is a life to be celebrated and embraced from conception to natural death. It is our hope that these gifts may be a reminder to families who have just received this difficult diagnosis that their child is a precious child of God.
If you would like to order one of Gemma's Bears for a precious baby who has been diagnosed with Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18, please submit your request in the form below. Please note that bears are shipped based upon availability, and there is a chance that the bear received might differ from the ones pictured above. We rely solely upon generous donations to sustain the Gemma's Bears Program.
Gemma's Bears are free of charge to parents of a child diagnosed with Trisomy. If you would like to SPONSOR A BEAR for a future family, the cost is only $25.00. Sponsored bears will be sent to a family with a card naming you as the person who made this gift possible.
To send a donation by mail, make checks out to:
Hope For Trisomy 13 and 18
P.O. B0X 921
Springtown, Tx 76082
Please add a memo that you are sponsoring a bear.
Gemma's Bears are a gift from Hope For Trisomy to the children who are born with Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18. When the baby receives their bear, the card attached will be from Gemma's Bears. If you wish to purchase a bear and have it be sent from you personally, the cost per bear is $25.00 - Thank you.