Teddy Bears Are Mean
Ah, teddy bears. I remember my favorite teddy bear from when I was a kid. His name was Mikey. I loved all my stuffed animals and they loved me too. They used to tell me so. But the teddy bear in these pictures is a little bit different from the one I used to have. This teddy bear is mean. His shirt says:
We all know that there are, in fact, people in this world who can't stand and use wheelchairs because of various disabilities. So why would a Saginaw, Michigan wheelchair company called "The Standing Company" make bears like this to give away at.....well, I'll tell you where it was raffled off in just a minute. But first, back to the company. They make whelchairs that can raise the user from a sitting position to an upright "standing" position. So they can finally do things like participate in church, look out a window and have an all around sense of "feeling good".
Ok. there's so many different directions i can go in here, but I won't. I'll just tell the God's honest truth about where this bear ended up. This malignant bear was raffled off at the Indiana Governer's Planning Council for PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES annual conference. Needless to say, most attendees were people with disabilities.
But it doesn't end there. I wish it did, but it doesn't. The winner of the raffle was a 29 year old Indiana woman who has cerebral palsy and - you guessed it - uses a wheelchair. So, here's your prize, lady! A stuffed bear telling you how worthless your life is!
I heard that "The Standing Company" also has a teddy bear for amputee children and his shirt reads "I'm BEAR-y glad I have both my arms and legs." But that's just what i heard.