Police Comfort Children By Giving Them Trauma Teddies Just After Car Crash A simple teddy bear can easily distract and comfort a child. I know because my son at age two received one. We had to call 911 when my son started vomiting rust colored stuff after hitting his head. My little son was in distress and not functioning well. The sheriff that arrived before the ambulance opened his truck and took out a teddy bear. My son held onto that bear the whole way to the hospital. That bear became a treasured item. A friend said her son received a teddy bear. He son had an eye injury and the paramedics gave her son a teddy bear. The responders even taped a bandage over the bears eye, like they did her son. Across America, police departments and ambulance crews have teddy bears. These teddy bears are given to children in traumatic situations. It is a simple thing but it brings much comfort in many cases. Last week I was in the local police department and saw they had a bear program. I bought a bear, they give you one to take home and a bear for the officers to carry and give to a child in need. It was a small price for what it will give. When the bear is given out, the police department will send me an e-mail letting me know that the bear has been “adopted”. Why am I starting this thread? One because this is a good charity and your local police department may need bears. Imagine giving a gift that gives to others. Two, you may have little children in your family or as neighbors. If society breaks down, a teddy bear may help you if a child needs comfort. Like the story above, the EMS people treated the teddy bear like they treated the child. The police add a bear to their gear, maybe you should also.