The Matthew Freeman Project is a heartwarming initiative that turns the uniforms of fallen soldiers into teddy bears for the children. Named after Captain Matthew Freeman, USMC, who was killed in action in Afghanistan back in 2009, the charitable organization was founded by Lisa Freeman, his mother. What began as a way to cope with her own pain at his loss has turned into a program that benefits countless of others.
About the Matthew Freeman Project, she tells CNN, "I don’t know about big, but I think that I’m making a difference...It makes me stop and think about Matthew...He’s loving that something good is happening out of something so tragic." The same sentiment can probably be shared by all those who have these teddy bears.