South Beloit Woman’s Teddy Bears Help Others Cope With Loss
We all have that box in our closet somewhere that is filled with pieces of clothing we just can't bear to part with.
For me, it's a box full of high school pom squad t-shirts, and more importantly, some of my favorite outfits that my girls wore when they were babies.
I have often seen the videos circulating social media about how to turn the outfit your child wore home from the hospital into a keepsake teddy bear, and I usually save them with the intentions of making some for my daughters. Then I came across this story on WIFR's website and thought, even better yet!
A South Beloit woman named Lora Conrad has been making memory bears for over 40 years, and she has a business called Teddy Bear Workshop where you can custom order one of your own.
According to WIFR;
Lora says she's made hundreds of bears for all occasions.. But especially for those who have lost a loved one. By using fabric from an old shirt or garment she says she helps keep memories alive.
To see some of the custom bears she has made over the years, be sure to "like" Teddy Bear Workshop on Facebook today.