When You See What This Mom Does To Comfort Families Of Fallen Soldiers, It Will Bring You To Tears
Sharing stories and reading old letters often helps Lisa Freeman grieve for her son, Matthew, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009.
But the Georgia mom knows that holding onto something more tangible, something that was closely connected to her child, can bring even more comfort. She decided to launch The Matthew Freeman Project to sew cuddly teddy bears out of fallen service members’ combat uniforms.
Any family that has lost a member in service can send the service member’s uniform to Freeman to have it made into teddy bears for that service member’s children, or to anyone related to that service member. She does all this for free. The goal is to comfort the youngest members of military families — children, nieces and nephews.