Woman Makes Down Syndrome Dolls For Children With Disabilities

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This is Connie Feda and her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah. Hannah has Down syndrome.

This is Connie Feda and her 13-year-old daughter, Hannah. Hannah has Down syndrome.
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Connie is out to make sure that children who have Down syndrome can play with a doll that looks like they do.

Connie is out to make sure that children who have Down syndrome can play with a doll that looks like they do.
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From the Dolls For Downs website:

Every kid deserves a best friend. Every kid wants to fit in. Often children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities find themselves out of the social loop. Dolls, to any child, offer companionship. To a kid with Downs or another disability, a doll can offer so much more.

Connie’s dolls, which are already in production, come with the almond-shaped eyes and flatter noses.

Connie's dolls, which are already in production, come with the almond-shaped eyes and flatter noses.
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The dolls also have zippers, Velcro, buttons, and other items included to help disabled children develop better motor skills.

The dolls also have zippers, Velcro, buttons, and other items included to help disabled children develop better motor skills.
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Some of the dolls even come with scars in their chest, reflecting the surgery many people with Down syndrome need to correct heart defects, which are common as a result of the condition.

Some of the dolls even come with scars in their chest, reflecting the surgery many people with Down syndrome need to correct heart defects, which are common as a result of the condition.
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Connie’s main concern is that when Hannah and others with Down syndrome play with the dolls, they feel they are just as beautiful as anyone else.

Connie's main concern is that when Hannah and others with Down syndrome play with the dolls, they feel they are just as beautiful as anyone else.
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She believes the dolls are more than a toy, and are a potential tool for therapy, education, and self-esteem.

She believes the dolls are more than a toy, and are a potential tool for therapy, education, and self-esteem.
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