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Beyond ‘just a play thing,’ that we see in dolls, they offer a deep bonding to a child who likes to carry them all over their worlds. Imagine a child having a limb difference. What is having a perfectly beautiful companion like Barbie going to mean to her? We may never understand the depth of what exactly happens within a child in such situations. But, Amy Jandrisevit of Wisconsin, a passionate doll-maker, thought she can do something about it. In her experience of having used play therapy as a social worker at the pediatric oncology department, she saw how therapeutic dolls can be. When a woman she knew reached out to her for making a look-alike doll for her daughter whose leg was amputated, Amy knew exactly what she ought to do. She began to make lookalike dolls for children with different abilities or birthmarks or defects.
Krysta Davis carried her baby girl from 18-40 weeks solely for donating her organs, knowing she wouldn’t survive after birth
In the Super6 Program, 6 girl students (from economically weaker backgrounds), studying in the 6th grade are selected every year to be mentored until the time they grow up to find a job. What touched me about the Super6 program is that it’s about being actively involved in educating a girl child, which requires enormous dedication.