Memory bears honor lost loved ones

One local mother is hoping to help grieving families in a special way.

CROSBY, TEXAS - When you lose a loved one, there is shock, anguish and heartache. However, one local mom is hoping to help comfort families through the grieving process.

It's the attention to detail and the story behind the fabric that caught Danielle Scarbough's eye.

Out of her Crosby home, she makes memory bears for families who have lost loved ones.

"There's no sense in keeping these items... just sitting in the closet just collecting dust," Scarbough said.

She got the idea when she found herself in the same shoes.

"My grandfather passed away six years ago, and I had a trash bag full of all of his plaid shirts," Scarbough said.

She made a bear to honor her grandpa, and since then hasn't stopped. Recently, she made bears for the family of Paige Balinski, 23, who passed away earlier this year.

"Her and a friend were riding bikes home from Applebee's at about 2 a.m., and a drunk driver struck and killed her," said Erica Dinsmore, Paige's sister.

For Balinski's sister, it's a way to remember.

"It means that my sister's always with me, it makes me feel kind of completed, it gives me something to hold on to and love," she said.

Made from the hands of a mom who shares in their loss.

"Now, I see the bear, and I get goosebumps thinking about it but it just helps keep the memory alive," she said.

Scarbough sells these bears for $45 apiece. She's a one-woman operation and does it all while taking care of three young kids.

Fore more information on the bears, you can contact Scarbough at Dmilayboutique@gmail.com or through her Facebook page.

(© 2016 KHOU)


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