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May 8, 2016
NBC San Diego News - Moms Build 1,000 Therapeutic 'Comfort Cub' Teddy Bears for Grieving Mothers
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NBC San Diego News - Moms Build 1,000 Therapeutic 'Comfort Cub' Teddy Bears for Grieving Mothers

A group of mothers gathered Thursday in north San Diego County to build 1,000 teddy bears designed to help fellow moms grieving the loss of a child...

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May 7, 2016
KUSI News San Diego - The Comfort Cub Helps Women Who've Lost a Child Heal
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KUSI News San Diego - The Comfort Cub Helps Women Who've Lost a Child Heal

The comfort cub Teddy Bear is clinically proven to help reduce the manifestations of grief and was designed to help heal Broken Heart Syndrome in women who have lost a child.

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May 11, 2015
NBC San Diego - Comfort Cubs Offer Hope You Can Hold
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NBC San Diego - Comfort Cubs Offer Hope You Can Hold

NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports on the therapeutic teddy bear created by a San Diego woman after she lost a son.

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May 10, 2015
ABC News San Diego - Moms Help Others Grieve with Therapeutic Stuffed Animal
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ABC News San Diego - Moms Help Others Grieve with Therapeutic Stuffed Animal

On Mother's Day weekend, two local moms are spreading comfort and joy to others who have lost a child...

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Feb. 2, 2015
San Diego Union Tribune - Blizzard Leads To Today Show Cameo
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San Diego Union Tribune - Blizzard Leads To Today Show Cameo

Most people would not be grateful that a snowstorm sabotaged their visit to New York City. At first, Marcella Johnson was crestfallen that her trip...

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February 2, 2015
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The Comfort Cub seen on NBC's The Today Show

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May 10, 2014
Everyday Hero Award 2014
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Everyday Hero Award 2014

I want her and all of you to know that she is my Everyday Hero because she was the one who reached out to me when I miscarried a child in 1998 in a way that no other person thought to, or perhaps could. Something in her honesty that has always been part of her seemed to get through to me. She sent me one of the Comfort Cubs she created after the loss of her own son. The bear is specially weighted and intended to feel like holding a newborn. In my personal life, and I suspect in the lives of many others, her impact has been extraordinary.

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May 10, 2014
San Diego Union Tribune - Grieving Mom Created Hope You Can Hold
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San Diego Union Tribune - Grieving Mom Created Hope You Can Hold

Marcella Johnson remembers thinking she was crazy. A week after her baby son George died, she was at the cemetery with her father. Her heart ached. She was grieving. But why did her arms hurt, too?...

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May 9, 2014
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KUSI News - San Diego

The Comfort Cub Helps Those Grieving From The Loss of a Loved One

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Feb. 12, 2014
Fox News 5 - San Diego Story
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Fox News 5 - San Diego Story

The Comfort Cub seen on FOX 5 San Diego News

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March 30, 2003
North County Times
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North County Times

Marcella Johnson, founder of the Comfort Cub program, was honored for her service with the Women Helping Women Award. The program distributes huggable teddy bears to grieving mothers. She has made and donated more than 900 Comfort Cubs to hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada... -Printed in the Social Scene Newspaper

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March 30, 2003
Mary Birch Hospital Newsletter
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Mary Birch Hospital Newsletter

It's important that these families know that somebody cares. Marcella hopes to be able to prepare enough bears to present gifts to each family in San Diego County that experiences this loss. 'It really helps to know someone else understands.'...

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May 12, 2002
San Diego Union Tribune - A Weight Lifted
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San Diego Union Tribune - A Weight Lifted

"Comfort Cubs help fill the empty arms of mothers who haven't a child to hold. I don't know any other way to explain it. I felt called in some ways to do this. -Marcella Johnson"

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Guideposts - Pass It On
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Guideposts - Pass It On

Marcella, decided she wanted to embrace other bereaved mothers afflicted by the condition. With a local teddy bear company she created a specially weighted bear...

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