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Bear for Nanny by VesteNotus Bear for Nanny by VesteNotus
My grandmother (I call her "Nanny") was diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago. She has received chemo, she has underwent surgeries. She has received radiology. She continues to smile, talk with me at length about wigs (I collect them, and now she does too), and be supportive - just as a grandmother should.

At around the same time as her initial diagnosis, I started making plushies for people. She kept telling me how proud she was of me that I was the first in my family to be able to make at least a little money doing something I love. She is my biggest fan and I love her dearly.

So I have created a bear for her. It is not my best work, oh no. But it is something made, from the heart, for a woman who inspires me and a woman who holds my family together. Nanny, this bear is for you.
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I-Am-Lying Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
That's so sweet.
I've started making ribbons and handing them out at school for my mother, since she has Ovarian Cancer. I have one hanging in my locker and one on my wall. I make drawings for her, rather than make plushies.

But I think your bear is cute. It's a cute thought. I wish I could do that for my momma.
chaos-bringer23 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Aww..that's really nice of you. :) Special thoughts placed into a special bear.
I hope your grandma is doing okay.
AnimeJunkie18 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
:cry:... What you said in the comments reminds me of the way I feel about my great grandmother who I call Granny. I definitely know how you feel about your Nanny. Anyway, this bear is so cute and the meaning behind him makes him just so special :aww: ! *adds to faves :+favlove: *
JaninaKeks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Good luck to your nanny :)
And the bear is so cute, I'm totally jealous of her :heart:
corpsechild Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, that's so sweet. You're right though, it doesn't matter if it's not your best work, it's the emotions used to make it that does. :)
Xuui Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
aww nanny! i miss her, how is she? OOO!!!! Tell her i said hi!!!!!!!
teamTHRASH Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Wow, this is so cute! The fur color is really pretty. It's such a classic design, too. The green bow really helps break up the colors. That was nice of you!
227 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
awww..damn :(

But when you face death, and have the humor to talk about wigs?

some grandma's could face down the hulk, galactus and even the reaper himself. i'm pullin' for her.

your hands made something ordinary, but your heart made it extra-ordinary.
VesteNotus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Thank you so much for your support.
:-) My grandmother may feel down, but I'm hoping that this bear gives her an extra boost of encouragement
kittykomix Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Aww, thats so sweet. I'm sure she will love it, more so because you made it specially for her ^^. It's very heart felt. Great work :)
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