Posted on September 20 2021
When we first bought this business the main reason was for our son and everyone out there with a Congenital Heart Defect. We thought one day we would try and bring some of the other bears back that were initially part of the business. 6 months after purchasing Bummer Bears my mom, my best friend, passed away of Cancer. I felt like my entire world was crashing down around me. She was one of those people that don't come around as often as they should. She was an angel here on Earth. She was the most patient, kind, loving, giving, compassionate human being. One of the things my mom always wanted was grandchildren. She was constantly asking when I was going to have kids. My husband had three girls' from a previous marriage. My parents knew we were dating but didn't think much of it until one day I said, "well you're going to be grandparents." My mom and dad looked at me and said they knew eventually one day they would act as grandparents to the three girls. I said, "yes, and to one more." I threw an ultrasound down on the table and I thought my mom might injure herself with how quick she jumped up! She was so thrilled. Seeing her face made it all worth it. She was always there for me. This bear is inspired after her and the countless others that are battling, have won, or know someone going through this immense struggle. I know this bear won't take away the pain, but maybe it can provide a little comfort and joy during those difficult days.
One thing I have learned about Cancer patients throughout my experience is that no matter what is thrown at them they never complain. They are always grateful and kind no matter what.