Young teddy bear maker wins hearts as good deeds go viral
Young teddy maker boosts fundraising with gala events
Facebook: Justice for Jak
Lacey shared her son’s story and graphic pictures of his injury on her Justice for Jak Facebook page, with one of the posts being shared more than 400,000 times.She said Jak suffered a concussion and later received treatment for a “significant haematoma”, undergoing two surgeries.Campbell, 13, changed schools this year after a bullying experience.”Jak was bullied and hurt at school … when I got bullied last year I got a broken bone,” Campbell said.”Campbell saw the post come up and said ‘Oh gosh mum, someone else has been bullied and he wasn’t helped either and look how bad it got. Campbell Remess, the young teddy bear maker from Tasmania famed on the internet for his work for sick children, has created a new type of bear inspired by a boy in England who suffered horrific injuries after he was bullied at school.Seven-year-old Jak, from Telford in England, suffered a head injury and was hospitalised after being pushed by fellow students and hitting his head on a metal pole, his mother Lacey said. Photo:
Campbell Remess and mum Sonya Whittaker with his teddy bear creations. (ABC News: Elise Fantin)
“It’s important for children to learn to be resilient in these situations but there comes a point where, sadly, some adults fail you and some people do let you down,” Ms Whitaker said.”And sometimes its stronger to actually walk away from them and start somewhere else.”Jak’s story has made headlines around the world since his mother made the initial post, with a crowdfunding page being set up to raise funds for the seven year old to visit Disney Land Paris when he recovers.The page has raised almost 6,000 pounds, far surpassing its 500-pound target. I need to tell him that people will look after him’,” Campbell’s mother, Sonya Whittaker, told the ABC.Campbell, who has been making bears almost every day for the past three years, wanted to make the Hero Bear to let Jak know he was brave.”Just get better Jak, and stay away from them and just stay with good people,” he said on Facebook.
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When Campbell heard Jak was being bullied, he got out his sewing machine and made a teddy bear.