War changes the lives of everyone. Whether the soldiers themselves, communities, or the families. And no hurt, is greater than than the loss of a loved one in the service of their country. To help make that “change” in their lives as easy as possible. One woman who lost her own son to war did just that…
Meet the bear soldiers, made entirely out of service uniforms.
These uniforms were not random. Instead, they’re made from deceased servicemembers.
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 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.
The most amazing part. It’s free.
And it’s helping to change the world.
Please consider supporting Lisa and help her in her cause by visiting The Matthew Freeman Project and donating.