12-Year-Old Boy Sews 365 Teddy Bears a Year for the Grieving and Sick

first_imgCHECK OUT: 14 Yrs After Receiving Shoebox Gift, Filipino Girl Marries Boy Who Sent itHe delivers them to local hospitals, but also ships them overseas to help those dealing with grief. Campbell sent bears to Paris and Brussels after recent terrorist attacks, giving sad, grieving, or frightened children something to hold onto.Volunteers surprised the boy by raising one thousand dollars and converting his bedroom into a teddy bear factory while he was at school. Shelves are stocked with donated fabric, stuffing, and other materials for his charitable projects.His mother, Sonya Whittaker, says that when Campbell asked to borrow her sewing machine to create his first bear on his own, she let him assuming he would give up before he finished. Years later, she’s glad she told her son to “knock himself out” creating that first bear.CHECK OUT: Girl’s Lemonade Recipe to Saves Bees Turned Into Million Dollar Whole Foods Deal“Look at the last three years of experience and practice and skill he’s got,” Whittaker told ABC News. “Look at what the word ‘yes’ has done.”(WATCH the video below from Campbell’s Project 365) — Photos: Project 365 on FacebookGive Your Friends Something Warm And Fuzzy: Share This…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen Campbell Remess couldn’t afford to buy Christmas gifts for children in the hospital, he started making teddy bears for them. Nearly three years later, the Australian 12-year-old is still sewing—and he sends these one-of-a-kind plush toys to hot spots of misery around the world.Campbell has been averaging one new bear a day for the last two years. He’s self-taught, using his mother’s sewing machine to create unique–what his mom calls “funky”–bears that reflect his own imaginative style.last_img

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