Three years ago, when Campbell Whittaker was 9, he asked his mom if she could buy Christmas gifts for kids in the hospital. The family lives in Hobart, Australia, and his mom said she could not afford to be that generous, because she has nine children. So Campbell decided to make the gifts himself. He asked permission to use her sewing machine, and she said, "Sure, knock yourself out."
Soon he'd designed and sewn his first "comfort bear" for parents to give their hospitalized child. Gradually his project expanded. Now 12, he's pushed himself for the past two years to create one new teddy bear each day for charity. His mom is glad she didn't say "no" when he asked to use her sewing machine. "Look at the last three years of experience and practice and skill he's got...look at what the word 'yes' has done."