Duracell Helping Kids and Families with the Effects of Deployment #TheTeddyBear #ConnectDuracell #Spo​n​

Deployment comes in many forms. As a Mom who experienced this for two years, there were times I thought I was going to pull my hair out. And then just very recently with the man of my life who also works in Law Enforcement,  he was recently deployed on the front lines of the NY Man Hunt for the two escape prisoners. 

Being gone from home and now faced with taking on the challenge of every aspect of the house and kids can be a very over whelming tasks. Not to mention that during deployment's you sit by the TV for news and a glimpse of your loved one to know they are OK and Safe - very emotional and raw on yourself and the kids! 

I am just thrilled to be able to share this wonderful program with all of my readers that Duracell is involved with ! 

Duracell's new powerful  Teddy Bear Video says it all - “The Teddy Bear” is inspired by the true story of a deployed dad, his young daughters, and the teddy bear that keeps them together.
Please take a minute to watch and see for yourself.
When Mom or Dad are deployment it is an extremely difficult time for the kids. The routines are changed in an instant. The kids are worried about mom or dad and sometimes do not know how to handle their own emotions. Imagine if a child of a single parent is deployed- the changes are magnificent, now possibly living with a relative and they have to experience their own uprooting from their own home as well.

Duracell had the honor to meet a military family in California.  The young daughter showed them how she was able to have the comfort of her father’s voice during his deployment through a battery-powered recordable teddy bear.  They were so moved by this family, that they made a film inspired by their story.

     Since the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, more than 2 million American children have had a deployed parent. Many of them have seen multiple deployments:  3, 4, or even 5 family separations.
     A major issue that children have during a military deployment is the void that opens when they lose their parent’s daily affection and love. Recordable teddy bears, along with other battery-powered devices such as recordable storybooks provide reliable comfort no matter when or where their parent is deployed.

     In honor of all of the families who stand beside our troops, Duracell wants to power more comforting moments for loved ones through a donation of $100,000 to USO’s Comfort Crew for Military Kids. Continue the conversation by sharing the film and find out how you can donate to the cause through the USO at http://www.uso.org/donate
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