A Teddy By Any Other Name...Is Just A Bear
By Leon Castner, ISA CAPP
Some people look at adversity and crumple. Others see it as a slight hurdle and leap. Margarete Steiff was a leaper. Born in the town of Giegen-on-the-Brenz, Germany in 1847, she was afflicted from the start with polio. She spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair.