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Good news: 'Seánie bear' has been reunited with his owner

Marie Melody left a bag containing the bear in the boot of a taxi on Monday after the mini-marathon.

Updated 7.18pm

Source: Marie Melody

A RECENTLY BEREAVED mother has been reunited with a teddy bear which was given to her by a midwife on the day her son was stillborn after losing it in Dublin on Monday.

Marie Melody made an emotional appeal on RTE’s Liveline earlier today, telling Joe Duffy that she left the bear behind in a taxi after completing the mini-marathon.

She said ‘Seánie bear’ was given to her by a midwife in the hospital she gave birth in four months ago, after she lost her baby son.

“He was stillborn four months ago and we’ve been using Seánie bear to keep his memory alive by taking various photographs in places to mark significant dates,” she said.

Appealing for information earlier today, Melody had said her “whole world fell apart” after she lost her son Seán.

Seánie bear kept Seán company in his Moses basket when we brought Seán home and is my little reminder of Seán when my arms ache as I can no longer hold my son.

The woman gave details about the taxi driver’s car and a description and this evening she confirmed in a Facebook post that Seánie bear made it home.

She said he was “tired but happy” and said the taxi driver had taken great care of him.

Source: Marie Melody

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