Mother Sews Teddy Bears From Fallen Soldiers’ Uniforms For The Families They Left Behind
After losing her son Matthew Freeman to the war in Afghanistan, Lisa Freeman started creating teddy bears out of the uniforms of fallen soldiers to help other families cope with their tragedies. The proud mother founded the Matthew Bears, named after her departed son, and has been sewing the free-of-charge teddy bears for the families and friends of the fallen soldiers since 2009.
Freeman’s son was a Marine pilot who was killed in action only 9 days after he volunteered to go on a riskier mission. In addition to the Matthew Bears project, his mother is fulfilling Matthew’s dream by supporting education efforts for children all over the world, especially in Afghanistan, through the Matthew Freeman Project.