Let me start by saying Welcome! I’m so glad you are here. I want to introduce you to a very special stuffed bear…
The original Kendal Bear was made to honor and remember Kendal Mae Breyfogle. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) was the monster that took her from this world in September of 2017.
I met Kendal’s mama Abby when she was still pregnant. You see, she was expecting twin baby girls! I have twin daughters as well and us twin mamas have to stick together. Over the next few months we bonded over double strollers, schedules and how many exersaucers does one really need (the answer is 4!). When Kendal and Kenedi arrived a few weeks early there was a flurry of activity. Then when they were diagnosed with AML at just three months old a whole new battle was waged. They were fierce and fought head on. Remission was reached! Kendal relapsed a year later and the troops rallied again. Kendal was a warrior and she fought until the very last moment. In the end AML claimed Kendal’s life. But this girl will never stop fighting. Her life is changing the world and Kendal Bear is part of that story.
The original Kendal Bear is made with her favorite things. Her favorite outfits, her lovey, even a piece of the dress she was laid to rest in. She is traveling thru life along side her twin sister, siblings and parents.
Since then I have been asked to create many more Bears. Bears to remember a loved one. Bears to celebrate. Bears to preserve a moment in time. Bears just to support Kendal and her mission to find a cure for AML.
My hope is to share the courage, strength, and hope that IS Kendal Bear. To share the stories of each bear I create. To introduce you to the families and individuals they are for. To share a little bit of Kendal with the world.