Our four year old daughter has just been diagnosed with (ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We had no idea how we would tell her that she would soon be losing her beautiful, curly blonde hair.
When the charge nurse brought us "Ella" I cried. Ella is also having chemotheraphy, the box told us, and she is completely bald. She has two fancy wigs, a headscarf, and a headband. She is in a very fancy dress and still looks like a beautiful Barbie that any child would be excited to play with...and relate to.
The only problem with Ella is that there are so few of her. The Children's Hospital here in Los Angeles only had six dolls total. I know how much this doll helped us bridge a very hard topic and I know how much this doll will be a special friend to our daughter once her hair falls out. Please help us ask Mattel to make more of these amazing Barbies. We'd like every chemotheraphy patient to have access to such an important and beautiful doll.
Thanks for your help. Together with Mattel we can make a huge difference in the lives of pediatric cancer patients.
Please find and "like" the facebook.com/EllaChemotherapyBarbie page on Facebook!