FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Students from Bayview Elementary School gave away dozens of teddy bears on Wednesday to remember a boy who died in Broward County almost two years ago when a small plane crashed into the car he was in.
Megan Bishop said she loved Chevy, the teddy bear her four-year-old son Taylor Bishop was carrying when the crash happened on March 15, 2021, near North Perry Airport.
Bishop said, “I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to put into words what that meant to me. I knew when I got the bear that my son had died, so just having the bear back made me feel better because he loved it so much.”
In the midst of her unbearable grief, Chevy came up with a way to remember Taylor.
“Sometimes I do think that God kept me alive so that I could continue my son’s work.”
Donations made by kids in his memory were given to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department so that first responders can give them to kids who need comfort.
Sgt. Nicole Graves said, “When you go into a critical incident with a teddy bear, that’s your ice breaker.” “Trust me, these teddy bears will be useful.”