3-Year-Old Who Lost An Eye To Cancer Loves Her New One-Eyed Doll
April 4, 2017
A little girl who battled cancer received a special gift on her third birthday, thanks to a creative stranger from Idaho.
Jessica Sebastian, owner of Sebastian Design, was contacted by Danielle Munger, whose daughter, Brynn, lost an eye to cancer. Danielle asked Jessica if she could make a bunny doll with one eye.
“I make dolls, which is not a heroic profession by any means. But recently I was asked to make a doll for a little girl who is a true superhero,” Jessica wrote on Facebook.
“A mama contacted me and asked if I would make a bunny doll with one eye for her two-year-old daughter who loves animals and lost her left eye to cancer. The girl had started to notice that she was different and her sweet mama read articles about how finding a doll who matches how a child looks can be helpful and therapeutic. She wanted her daughter to have a doll that looks like her and only has her right eye.
To date, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to create something so tender and meaningful.”
Brynn received the special gift on March 25 during her family birthday party.
“She smiled so big and then she could not open the rest of her presents until we got the bunny out of her box and she could show her off to all her cousins and family,” Danielle said.
That evening, Danielle snapped a photo of Brynn in her Wonder Woman pajamas holding Sparkle. She recalled her daughter saying, “She matches me!”
“My favorite part of this photo is how she is wearing her Wonder Woman nightgown,” Jessica said. “It perfectly represents the strength and courage of this little superhero.”