When Amy met a little girl who was missing a limb, she was inspired to make her very first doll so that this little girl could have a doll just like her.
“Initially I made a limb difference doll for a darling little girl who wanted a doll that looks like her. I decided to do some research of my own.”
“I realized that there aren’t many places where you can custom-order a doll with a limb difference(s) AND have him/her look like the person who loves the doll.”
Facebook; pictured above is a little boy and a doll Amy made for him
“I even read an article about how limb difference dolls can help with adjustment in a big way! So where are all of the dolls to help kids do this?!?!”
“That’s where I come into play. I custom-make dolls based on ethnicity, limb (and now hand!) difference, and interests (ex: sports, Hello Kitty, superhero (!), pretty much whatever I can find).”
“I slowly added other dolls…dolls with albinism, dolls with prosthetic legs and feeding buttons, dolls with birthmarks and scars, dolls with burn scars that match those of their owner…if it’s something I can do, I’ll willing to try!”
Amy’s company is called A Doll Like Me and you can check her out on Facebook here!
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about teaching women how to build a business and be an entrepreneur, in addition to keeping her readers informed of the latest technology trends and exciting products to improve their lifestyles.
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