Spirit for Spirit Bears
Founded by Cole Matthews (project by Anugraha Awasthi)
About the founder
Our foundation's roots
The Spirit Bear is so important to Cole because it was the one that mauled him, but it also was the one that made him realize how he was wrong about nature, how he was wrong about the world. Cole remembers thinking, “How much beauty had he missed in his lifetime? How much beauty had he destroyed?” (97.) As he saw all the nature he had missed, Cole was truly inspired to create our foundation.
Cole firmly believes in truth, and honesty as well. Ever since his attack, he has learned not to lie, and wants to speak from truth. He may not have proof, but he realizes that’s only because he used to lie so much. Being truthful also inspired him to find the good out of people that come here and to help them find goodness in themselves.
Through all of this, Cole has turned out to be much more mature, and even more happy as a person. The Spirit Bear has taught him how to see the positivity in life, and how to respect nature, and his surroundings. As the leader of this foundation, Cole also wants to change others to make them happy and more calm. He used to be a very negative, angry person that always hurt people and annoyed them, but now he has changed. Cole has learned to control anger, and become a much more positive person, making him a great leader, and a great person overall.
Spirit Bear and its habitat
The Spirit Bear lives deep in the Alaskan islands. In these islands are large rainforests, lakes, and even glaciers.
The Spirit Bear
The Spirit Bear, also known as the Kermode Bear, is a cream-colored black bear that seems to have a defiance of its own. As a very beautiful animal, the Spirit Bear stands out and seems to have a pride of its own.