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12-Year-Old Taught Himself To Sew, Makes Adorable Teddy Bears For Sick Children

By Karly Carpena
November 17, 2016

Campbell Whittaker 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.


The young boy from Tasmania, Australia, hands out his homemade teddy bears at local hospitals and sends them to the victims of terror attacks around the world. “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.


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.