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He looks at sadness and tries to turn it upside down - SewingHope
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He looks at sadness and tries to turn it upside down
12 year old Campbell spends his time making hundreds of teddy bears for sick children. Get out the tissues.

My name is Campbell. I am 11 years old. I love craft and making things, I have taught myself to sew and in 2014 I started Project 365 by Campbell.

project 365 by campbell is a mission I have set myself to have 365 gifts made by me to take to hospitals, charities and distribution points by next Christmas to give to children at Christmas time. I will make more than this if I can and take them to places for kids birthday presents if they are in hospital for their birthdays.

My first gift projects were rattle balls for little children then I taught myself how to make teddies and that's my favourite thing to make now.

Please follow my group and support or even contribute if you can to help my project 365 by campbell spread more gifts and more smiles.
Credits: Project 365 by Campbell
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Doris Tsioumas 330 points
Hi Ellen,

Welcome to day 2 of getting Bumble on the ellen show!

I'm writing from down under to nominate a little national champion. At the age of 9, Campbell Remess wanted to buy toys for sick kids in hospital. Being 1 of 9 children in the family, they weren't in a position to do so, so Campbell started to make teddies for them. That's when Project 365 by Campbell was born. His goal to make one teddy a day for sick kids. Not just nationally but he also sends them overseas ie to the recent attacks in Brussels and Paris. He hopes this small gift can take the sadness and pain away from these children and families. He uses his pocket money to make the bears. He also relies on donations, and thankfully the generosity of Australians has supported Campbell on his mission and today the greatest news when Malan Breton has donated 100m of faux fur to him. Along with offering to send him machines.

I only hope, that even as beautiful as Campbells bears are, I never receive one. But illness doesn't discriminate and Campbells dad was recently diagnosed with Cancer. Campbell immediately made a bear for his dad to alleviate the stress so the Cancer wouldn't grow. He called it a Winner bear, as his dad would win against Cancer, and a year later, thankfully the Cancer hasn't come back.

Campbell truly represents everything this world should be. If you could please do anything for this selfless, caring, generous, humble boy we would be forever grateful!

Thankyou xx

Doris
+93 votes
Oct 26, 2016
jessbowen411 120 points
This child has a heart well beyond his age! Such an inspiration to our world, and someone so deserving to be known across the world! #CampbellonEllen
dwaterfield228 100 points
Campbell, you are an amazing person!! Keep up the great work!! I hope you get to meet Ellen! I'm sending you a bear hug!!
Laura Taylor 270 points
If anyone deserves recognition this wonderful young may does!
Irene Campbell 120 points
A gem of a young man. One of a kind!
Aussiemummy 730 points
Agreed- let's get this angel
On Ellen!
Bec
Absolute inspiration. Beautiful boy inside and out x
Cynthia M. Salazar
Hey Ellen!! I'm writing from Mexico to ask you bring Campbell to your show too!! He's an awesome little boy with an amazing heart and deserves all the help he can get to complete his goal!!
Bailey Bowyer 440 points
Ellen DeGeneres you really need to meet this amazing young man, what an inspiration!! P.S sorry for all the tagging lol... #sorrynotsorry
+70 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Natalie Vartha 350 points
This kid is truly amazing! ❤️❤️❤️
His heart is so full of wonder and magic, and it shows in the love and care he puts into making each and ever bear
+68 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Chris Rose 380 points
My son and I first learned about Bumble last year and have been watching him grow through social media. Campbell is an amazing young man, with more talent, determination, love and hope in his little pinky than many people have in their whole bodies. We need more Bumbles in the World!!
+63 votes
Oct 26, 2016
KellyDwyer80 400 points
What an amazing and precious child speading joy and kindness to others! Congratulations Campbell, never lose that light, you are beautiful ♡
+60 votes
Oct 26, 2016
lorr112 340 points
For a child to even think in the way that Campbell thinks is one thing but to follow through on his thinking is just selfless! He so deserves all the opportunities that come his way! God bless him and his family!
+58 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Jodes07 390 points
Campbell is such a little champion! He definitely needs to be on the Ellen show, everyone can learn a lot from him!
I know his mum would love her laundry space back #getcampbellasewingshed
+55 votes
Oct 26, 2016
kbarlow510 410 points
Bring Campbell on!!
+55 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Kate Csortan 350 points
Campbell lives by the motto of being Kind To One Another and is a genuine, amazing boy.  What he does is so self-less and he never wants anything in return.  If he's given a gift or money for being so amazing, he buys more fabric and makes more bears!  There's no limit to his kindness... he's one truly inspirational kid.
+55 votes
Oct 26, 2016
NikkiNikki 340 points
Campbell you are truly an Angel !  
Good luck, I am sure you will get on the Ellen show.  
XXXxx
+53 votes
Oct 26, 2016
jrgreen22 1,080 points
Bumble you are changing the world with your actions and love.  Your amazing spirit shines out from your eyes.  Thank you for your caring and love for others.
+53 votes
Oct 26, 2016
SarahBirch 500 points
Bumble - such an appropriate nick name for you young man - spreading your magic and germinating love in the most vulnerable of hearts! There is a Buddhist practice of mantra whereby the more mantra (prayer) you recite the greater the boon (blessing) is bestowed upon you and those who you pray for. Each one of your bears is a great almighty mantra for kindness, compassion, love and healing. The impact of each bear is immeasurable, not only on those lucky enough to snuggle up to your creations at night - but for all of us who struggle to understand human suffering and do something - be it small all large - to transform sadness and despair into love and hope. Blessings of the bear upon you - big bear hug - Sarah
+52 votes
Oct 26, 2016
kwolfert 450 points
such an amazing little boy!! well done Campbell xx
+49 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Kambyr 440 points
Keep up the good work little man!
+48 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Melissa Burnie 710 points
Such a beautiful soul in just a little being. Love your work. You're an inspiration to us all. X
+47 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Ezzielougear 350 points
What a beautiful kid with a beautiful heart spreading a beautiful message x
+46 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Flobee23 350 points
What an amazing young man!  If only some adults could follow suit!  God bless you, Campbell!
+46 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Nicole Clark 480 points
Campbell is such an inspiration. My young children follow him an ask me daily what he is up to. The want to be like him. He is certainly a hero that I will continually encourage them to look up to. Keep up the amazing work you do Bumble xx
+42 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Julieanne McIvor
Truely inspirational!! ...And... To mum and dad awesome job raising such a caring young man.
Julieanne McIvor
Truely inspirational!! ...And... To mum and dad awesome job raising such a caring young man.
Kat0Neale 1,250 points
Campbell is such an amazing, inspiring young man with a heart of gold. The world needs more people like him in it. We all have so much to learn from this incredible young man! #getcampbellonellen
+41 votes
Oct 26, 2016
CarolineH 430 points
Campbell - known as Bumble - is truly amazing. What people may not know is that he also supplies bears for ambulances and makes kits for premature babies that he takes to the hospital. He has recently started supporting a local initiative that supplies mobile showering facilities for homeless people. All bears that he sells on Ebay are for charitable causes. He simply wants to give wherever he can. He has been inspiring me for three years and deserves all success and recognition that comes his way.
+40 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Julie Jojo 360 points
So happy to see that Bumbles magic is spreading around the world!!! My hope is that everyone who sees him realises that they too have the magic in them. Whilst I'm sure he would absolutely love to be buried in mounds of donated material, I think it is even more important to view him as an inspiration to each find our own ways of being kind to each other. This is his gift to us all  x
+39 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Chordeman 360 points
What an amazing human being. This world could use a lot more people like Campbell. You're an inspiration, kid!
+39 votes
Oct 26, 2016
NZ_Jekel 340 points
"Being kind and not mean will change the world a lot".
So similar to Ellen's own "Be kind to one another" - and this is just a 12yo, selfless young man who wants to do something positive to help others. I just think he's amazing.
+38 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Latifa Ashley 580 points
what an amazing kid! Keep doing what you do! x
+37 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Mandi Quinton 550 points
What a wonderful young bloke we have in Campbell and his family are just as divine. I am so impressed with a lot of the storys now out there about young kids taking things into there own hands to try and bring happiness into this world even if it is just for a few. Lets hope the inspiration will spread not only from Campbell but other like minded kids who are all doing fantastic humanitarian jobs
+36 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Aussiemummy 730 points
Makes me so proud to be a Aussie and I hope that Bumble gets on your show Ellen. This story was truly inspirational and we could all
use a little smile . Good luck lad !
+36 votes
Oct 26, 2016
normogirls 340 points
What a great kid. Proud to be an Aussie
+35 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Kimberley hogg 620 points
An inspirational little man! More of us should be like him. #getcampbellonellen
+35 votes
Oct 26, 2016
vron 350 points
What a beautiful little boy with a gigantic heart. The entire world needs more of of what he's made of. Well done, Campbell for making a difference.
+35 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Hiskia 390 points
Such an amazing boy, with a big heart. Keep it up Campbell, you inspire us all.
+35 votes
Oct 26, 2016
WendyLips 680 points
C'mon Ellen! Please have Campbell on your show to promote love, kindness and generosity...Go Campbell!!
+35 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Josie.gr8 470 points
This young man is a ray of sunshine for so many. He is an amazing example of what anyone can achieve and how it can help bring some light into a person life when they need it. Learning about him today has made my day better and made me determined to take more steps to help others. Please help share his love.
+34 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Ashlee-Kate 410 points
We need more Bumbles in the world!!
Do your thang Ellen and give him a platform to spread his love and kindness with the whole world!
+34 votes
Oct 26, 2016
karobson 400 points
Ive been following the Bumble story for awhile now and even now I still cry at how awesome and caring this one little boy is.  he is changing the world for the better every day.  we should all take a lesson from this little man
+33 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Debbie Brasher 350 points
INSPIRATIONAL!!
+33 votes
Oct 26, 2016
BeeliarGirl 520 points
"Being kind and NOT being mean, will change the world a lot." Campbell Remess
This one statement has had enormous impact. A child gets it right, and a great majority of adults worldwide cannot.  It's there in a nutshell for you, a simple yet powerful rule to live by. This genuine young man's heart is enormous. He's proof that angels do walk among us.
+32 votes
Oct 26, 2016
krisvan 350 points
Hi Ellen,  I don't know of any other person deserving to be on your show and to promote the wonderful work he is doing. Please look at his facebook page. He is trully amazing. He is doing God's work.
+31 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Noelinect 350 points
This young man started this project just because he cared. He used his own resources and made something incredible. Well done and I pray he is able to continue and he is blessed in return.
+31 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Bmc 350 points
Such an inspiration! Well done Campbell, such a beautiful thing you are doing :)
+28 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Erinforshiz 720 points
What a beautiful young man... as a mother you can only hope to raise a child with such spirit, compassion and generosity. Big love to him and his family.
+28 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Tania Young 360 points
What an amazing inspirational boy. There should be more on this earth like him. Go Bumble............you shine Campbell. Come on Ellen lets get Campbell on your show :)
+27 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Suzanna jack pt 370 points
There is so much anger hate sadness and terrible people in this world, and very few truly loving kind and special people. I hear stories of children at this age doing terrible things, yet this boy, a true giver, started giving so much. He deserves more than what's he's been given .. let the world know how amazing this boy is. X
+25 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Carrie Mead-Drops 340 points
We need more young men like him in this world. I hope to see you make millions of people smile for many years to come. Keep up the good work Campbell!
+24 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Nancy Valenzuela 770 points
He has a very big heart and he does this out of the kindness of his heart. We need more people in the world like him & he is an inspiration to us all.
+22 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Suzy Parish
Please have Bumble on your show! He is an inspiration!
Denise Horn 340 points
Campbell is such an aspiring young man, Campbell & his work should be recognised world wide.
+21 votes
Oct 26, 2016
ChrisR 640 points
Campbell is an exceptional young man. His heart is bigger than most. His bears bring joy to those who need comfort. I have been following him for a while and am constantly amazed by what he does for others.
+21 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Laura Martorella 340 points
What a Big Beautiful Heart you have Campbell <3 Please share his story with the world Ellen, so everyone can be inspired and have hope restored - Bear hugs all around <3
+21 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Diane caney 1,220 points
Well done Bumble!!!! Your bears are SEW beautiful xxxx
+20 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Jenny P 970 points
I'd vote him Australian of the Year if he was old enough!
+19 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Lizzy166 840 points
This boy is simply an angel!
+19 votes
Oct 26, 2016
HappyMom16 350 points
Wonderful story that gives me hope for the future!  Changing the world with love, one bear at a time.  Thank you Bumble!
+19 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Teena
This world needs more Campbells!  <3
Kaylene 370 points
What an inspiration this young man is. The world needs more happy stories & they need to be introduced to Campbell.
+18 votes
Oct 26, 2016
shelleymiller 360 points
I am so moved by this story and I only just signed up here so I can join in on the support - please put Campbell on the Ellen show!!!!
+18 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Jenny P 970 points
Ditto. You hit that right on the head, Shelley.
Karen Elizabeth Wool 350 points
Thankyou Campbell for your huge kind heart, not only are you making lots of sick children happy but you have taught us all how to be kinder . You are a wonderful young man . I am so very very proud of you. X X X
+18 votes
Oct 27, 2016
TomandLisa McH 860 points
Am just in awe of this young man, and what a smile he has too. Campbell, a.k.a Bumble, would be a great edition to the ellenNation.  
Peace and Love from Denver, Colorado USA
#CampbellOnEllen #Project365byCampbell
+17 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Jane McPherson 600 points
What an awe inspiring boy Campbell is
+17 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Carlie Lynette 580 points
Bumble is an inspiration to us all!
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Carlie Lynette 580 points
Bumble is an inspiration to us all!! I want to see him on your show!!
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
PMcCatty 380 points
Hi Ellen, I read Campbell's story on my FB Page. He is such an amazing young man.  Every bear he gives is touching so
many, many lives during a time it is needed the most, not only because it provides comfort and a special friend to tell secrets to but, it has been made with so much LOVE that it is felt by the child, dad, sister, mom, etc., receiving it. God bless Campbell and I thank him for all of the kindness and love he is giving to so many.  Ellen, Campbell's story has got to capture your heart - I know it captured mine.  Thanks for listening and I hope you will invite him on your show for all of the world to see what a difference he is making.

Hugs, Pam
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
kcov06 350 points
What a beautiful soul! Campbell deserves to be on Ellen!
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Trish Stinson McGilc 340 points
This child is one of a kind. A true inspiration.
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
styler 340 points
Hi Ellen,

I have been following Campbell (Bumble to his family and friends) on his Facebook Project 365 page for a couple of years now and he is one out of the box. Fairly recently he was jumped on at school by several boys after football practice and his thumb was severely damaged meaning he couldn't make his bears. Not bitter all he cared about was being able to get back to making his bears again so he could help bring a smile, provide hope and spread kindness to those in need of a bear hug. He is a truly remarkable soul and reminds us sometime sad sacks to get off our chuffs and think of others and show some kindness. I know Bumble being on your show would have a ripple affect and aid in the efforts of your show to spread kindness and change the world. Nothing would make Australia and New Zealand more proud than to see Campbell spread the love on your show.
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
hollyelena 710 points
Biggest fan of this young boy! All my love and wishes for his endeavours, such an amazing addition to our world :) xx
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Beebles2 340 points
Ellen would love Campbell!!  Just the sort of story for her show.  This boy is one of a kind and an absolute credit to his parents!  I have never donated to anything so fast!!
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Campbellsupporter 550 points
This young man is an inspiration with a heart of gold.
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
slo 1,070 points
What a boy! Compassionate beyond his years
+17 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Jane McPherson 600 points
What an awe inspiring boy Campbell is
+16 votes
Oct 26, 2016
Lolipops99 350 points
I just love Campbell. If there was ever an angel, he is it. Would love to see him on Ellen. Please make it so!!
+16 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Lauren Martin 480 points
My only hope is that my son (3yrs old) ises you as a role model someday!! Way to go kid!! You are changing lives for the better and will do remarkable things someday!
+16 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Abbyjetty 750 points
Wow what a special boy! Inspiring, touching and beautiful. The world needs more beautiful souls like Campbell. Bless you and all the children that receive your teddies!
+15 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Linda Hubarth 950 points
Dear Ms. DeGeneres:
This young man is a gift from God.  He is a child's Blessing with what he does and does it so unselfishly.  He is not out for Glory but only to make another child happy.  He has even so much as taken his Blessing to another level by making his dad a bear, not to mention his dads cancer has not been back.  My husband was recently diagnosed with cancer and if this youngster with his Blessings could even come near us it would be a true treasure.  

I truly believe he has been sent from God.  What he is doing now is peanuts compared to what he will do in his lifetime as I am sure there is a much bigger purpsoe.  Time will tell and being on your show will allow others to hear of  his Blessing and will allow him to continue with his work.  It will help him to support his efforts to put a smile on a child's face.  

Thank you and God Bless all that are involved.

Blessings!
+15 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Sueanderson 770 points
He sure is. His parents are doing an amazing job with all of their children.
Pattie Chienne 340 points
Right, I've been following Campbell for a while now, he's sort of like a Clark Kent/Superman - mild mannered, polite, unassuming, all round good kid and just gets on with his wonderful work. While he hasn't asked for donations of materials, he happily and gratefully accepts them. He even worked out how to make his own joints for the teddies as a cost effective way to keep making them.  He started off using his own pocket money and then people starting sending him materials.  He's getting a bit of well deserved recognition now - globally as well as nationally. It couldn't happen to a nicer lad. #AussieChamp
+15 votes
Oct 27, 2016
SharonBywaters 420 points
You are so inspiring Campbell. GOD BLESS YOU
+15 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Barbara Watkins 570 points
Campbell should be on the Ellen show and hopefully he can get help with materials and maybe a sewing machine that embroideries.  His heart to help sick children smile is so heart warming.  This world would be such a better place if we could all learn a little bit of love and caring from him.. God Bless you Campbell you are an inspiration to me.  Come on ELLEN let's get him on your show please and thank you. ELLEN ELLEN ELLEN !!!!!!
+12 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Mary Dane 520 points
We have known Campbell since he was a baby, and he has grown up to be the most adorable, humble, compassionate, generous, wise, and irrepressible young man imaginable.  He has the ability to make everybody smile - he just brings so much love into people's lives.  He has a rare gift.  This world needs more loving souls like our "Bumble".  Bless his big loving heart!
+12 votes
Oct 27, 2016
rustycoons 720 points
This boy shows amazing insight and kindness beyound his years, he gives so much love and happiness to so many different people, i would absolutely  love to see him on the Ellen show to be rewarded a little for all he does. And those teddies are absolutely gorgeous :)
+11 votes
Oct 27, 2016
jessii 1,040 points
Hi Ellen
+10 votes
Oct 27, 2016
jessii 1,040 points
Hi Ellen
+10 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Raymond C Smit 300 points
Hi Ellen, I came across campbell story 2 hours ago and have sat here with tears in my eyes while i reseached his story and pure kindness,its a long time since this near fifty year old trucky felt so moved by anyone,s actions but this 12yr old is a ****** legend!
+8 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Natashacampbell 300 points
Campbell is an inspiration to mankind. What a truly wonderful human he is.
+6 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Arosa 260 points
What a wonderful and deserving young man! Incredibly inspiring and altruistic in every way.
+5 votes
Oct 27, 2016
Diane caney 1,220 points
I've just watched your video again, Campbell, and it's such a wonderful thing that you're doing :)  It makes my heart glad. Thank you http://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/article/2016/10/24/he-looks-sadness-and-turns-it-upside-down-12-yr-old-campbell-makes-teddy-bears
+3 votes
Oct 27, 2016
EchoRune 220 points
What an amazing young lad, what a pure heart. The world need to hear about Campbell Ellen,he embodies kindness.
+3 votes
Oct 28, 2016
Elissa Lisa Wright W 220 points
It is through children like Campbell that our world shall become a better place.  Help heal the world by sharing his story.
+3 votes
Oct 28, 2016
NikaHrnciar 190 points
Definitely a story for Ellen show!
+2 votes
Oct 28, 2016
Rachael Birks 540 points
I've been following Bumble aka Campbell for some time. He is an amazing kid who is very committed to his community, and even more committed to Kindness. He volunteers for his local rural fire service, and is always looking for ways to make a difference. He's formed a team for the Walk for a Cure campaign which raises money for Cancer research, and has an event coming up for "Love your sister" (another cancer charity), and is also supporting the "Orange Sky Laundry" Team through the auction of a bear - and has volunteered with them on a washing day to boot. He also makes hats and things for premature babies too. His biggest project is his 365+1 bear project - he is making (at least) one bear each day for people, particularly other children who need support. They are truly amazing! He has donated these bears to victims of violence all over the world (including the United States), and to people with serious illness, as well as making bears to auction to raise money for his current charity project. He doesn't sell his bears - they are gifts in the true sense of the word. His mum makes sure he still does things that 'normal' kids do too (as do his 8 siblings). The world is a better place because of Bumble and his actions remind us all that even one person can make a big difference in the lives of their community. He makes me proud to be Australian.
+2 votes
Oct 29, 2016
Kat0Neale 1,250 points
Hi Ellen
The whole world needs to know just how amazing Bumble is!
#getcampbellonellen
+1 vote
Oct 28, 2016
Debbie Boyle 180 points
What an amazing young man! An inspiration to all, very worthy to appear on the Ellen show :)
+1 vote
Oct 29, 2016