War changes the lives of everyone. Whether the soldiers themselves, their communities, or the families. And no change, no hurt, is greater than than the loss of a loved one in the service of their country. It’s up to us as beneficiaries of their sacrifice, to take care of those they leave behind. To help make that “change” in their lives as easy as possible.
One woman who lost her own son to war did just that. And it’s amazing.
Meet the bear soldiers, made entirely out of service uniforms.
These uniforms were not random. Instead, they’re made from deceased service members.
And the most shocking thing is that all of them are created by this woman, Lisa Freeman.
The project, called Matthew Bears, was born some time after she tragically lost her own son, Matthew Freeman, to enemy fire in Afghanistan in 2009.
The goal is to create teddy bears for the children of lost servicemen and women out of the cloth of their uniforms.
Any family that has lost a member in service can send the service member’s uniform to Lisa Freeman to have it made into teddy bears for that service member’s children, or to anyone related to that service member.
The most amazing part. It’s free.
And it’s helping to change the world.
Hat Tip: BoredPanda / The Matthew Freeman Project
Although war changes us all, what Lisa is doing is to help change the world. Not for all 7 billion people, but instead, for the children of those bravest among us. Please consider supporting Lisa and help her in her cause by visiting The Matthew Freeman Project and donating.