Meet The 12 Year-Old Making The World A Happier Place, One Bear At A Time.
Parents know when their child is different. Whether it’s possessing a special talent, smarts, or is athletic, something about that kid makes them stand out among everyone else. Sonya Whittaker admits her son Campbell is not your typical 12-year-old.
Three years ago he asked his mom if he could buy Christmas presents for sick children in the hospital. His mom said no as it would cost too much money. Undeterred by her decision, Campbell decided to take matters into his own hand; he took up sewing. Campbell set out to make one teddy bear a day.
The preteen from Tasmania, Australia, not only hands them out at local hospitals but he also sends them to the victims of terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. “He jumps every hurdle, he puts light in dark situations, he's magic,” says Whittaker. The family estimates Campbell has made over 800 bears in three years.
Campbell initially asked his mom for help understanding the pattern in stuff toy making. He figured it out on his own afterwards.
"Lots of people like skateboarding and socializing with their friends, I just like coming home and sewing," says Campbell.
His bedroom has turned into a sewing room where he continues to make teddies.
He calls his stuffies "Project 365 by Campbell."
"Campbell is just wired really differently. He looks at sadness and tries to turn it upside down," explains his mom.
Watch Campbell make his beautiful teddy bears.
Campbell uses his own money to buy materials and accepts donations as well.
Source: David Pires