Build A Bear
Fairy Tales, Princesses & White Horses
Today was a trip to Build a Bear for my Step Daughter. It was courtesy of Maxine Clark (founder of Build a Bear). You see a couple of months ago I heard about a family that had several terrible things happen all at once.
The mother had been battling a kidney disease. She was on dialysis several times a week. While they were waiting for her to get a new kidney, they found out that she has pancreatic and intestinal pcancer. Then their house burnt down…they lost everything (other than their lives).
There are 4 children, three girls and a boy. Toni (@totallytoni) told us about this family in the Collective Bias Community. I talked to my s-daughter and said I was going to pack up a box of her clothes for these girls. She came up to help me. We packed up a box of clothes and then I suggested that maybe she had some toys that she didn’t use as much and might like to donate. She picked several very nice things ….and then handed me her Build a Bear. She only had two of them. I asked her if she really wanted to give it up (it was in perfect condition with a cute outfit on it). She said, “I those girls need it more than I do.”
I was so proud of her. So we packed up the boxes and sent them off.
I then told @buildabear and also @ChiefExecBear (Maxine Clark) on Twitter. They were so sweet. They sent the children who lost their home and have a very ill mother all their own Build a Bears. They also sent my s-daughter a gift certificate so she could pick out a new one.
Thank you so much!! Here is a video of her day today.
I realized that I put 3 kids instead of 4 in the video. Maxine sent them all a bear.