GOOD NEWS Trump Recognizes Teen's 'Blue Line Bears' Nonprofit: 'I Am Touched By Your Mission'
President Donald Trump commended the teenager who started a nonprofit that uses the uniforms of fallen police officers to create teddy bears.
Megan O'Grady, who started Blue Line Bears, said her organization's goal is a way to pay respect to those who have died in the line of duty.
The 16-year-old, whose father is a police sergeant, said she got the idea to make teddy bears after five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas in July 2016.
Trump said in his letter to O'Grady that he appreciates her efforts, and that her work helps fulfill the country's promise that the sacrifice of police officers "will never be forgotten."
Today I came home to an amazing surprise. I got a letter from the president acknowledging my mission and his support for what I do. It is an amazing honor to be recognized by the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/D81EAOIzhX
— Blue Line Bears (@BlueLineBears) June 27, 2018
O'Grady said Trump's letter to her shows that he is trying to change the country's attitude when it comes to law enforcement.
"It made me really happy, and it's probably going to change my life," she said Saturday on "Fox & Friends."
O'Grady added that she feels safer now with Trump in the White House
"I have a voice now because of him. He speaks for all of us. He stands up for what we don't want to say openly because we're afraid to say [it]," she said.
She said she plans on placing the framed letter from the president near her bed.
"So I could wake up and be like, 'That's me,'" she said.
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