week Congressman Darrell Issa presented a Congressional
Certificate of Recognition to Taylor Crabtree, Founder
and President of TayBear-Teddy Bears for children with
"I welcome this opportunity to recognize and
congratulate Taylor's tremendous accomplishments with
her charity. Her desire and commitment to making
a difference in children's lives merits recognition
and thanks," said Congressman Issa.
Taylor, a sixteen year old high school junior from
Vista, founded her charity when she was only seven years
old. She wanted to help kids with cancer by giving them
a teddy bear to hug. "One of the biggest
motivations to keep this organization going is all of
the letters I receive from the children," says
Taylor. To date, over 22,000 teddy bears have
been donated to sick children all over the United States.
Taylor plans on
studying business in college and hopes one day to expand her
charity to help sick children all over the world.