12-Year-Old Boy Devotes His Spare Time To Making Teddy Bears For Sick Children

Sonya Whittaker willingly admits her son Campbell is not your typical 12-year-old.

Three years ago, Campbell asked his mom if he could buy Christmas presents for sick children in the hospital. His mom said no because it would cost too much money. That’s when Campbell decided to take matters into his own hands; he took up sewing. His goal was to make one teddy bear a day.

Campbell, from Tasmania, Australia, hands the teddy bears out at local hospitals.  He also sent 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 already made over 800 bears in the past three years.

Campbell asked his mom for help understanding the pattern in stuff toy making, but eventually figured it out on his own.


“Lots of people like skateboarding and socializing with their friends, I just like coming home and sewing,” says Campbell.


His bedroom has been turned into a sewing room where he makes the 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.



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