This Woman is Using Her Sewing Skills to Create Personalized Dolls for Children With Medical Issues
With only her sewing machine and crafting tools, Amy Jandrisevits is setting out to make sure every child has a doll that looks just like them.
During her time as a social worker in a pediatric oncology unit, Amy realized the therapeutic power dolls had with children going through difficult medical issues. But she quickly realized traditional dolls weren’t exactly cutting it.
Sensing a need that she could fill with her own crafting know-how, she started making personalized Raggedy Ann-style dolls, and her business, (which she describes as more like a ministry) A Doll Like Me, was born.
So far, Amy’s created over 300 of them, and has partnered with her local children’s hospital to help identify kids in need. And her waitlist keeps growing - prompting her to start a GoFundMe to raise donations. Her ultimate goal? “To fulfill every doll order that comes in and not have the families have to pay for it”.
Rock on, Amy.
Want to help her make it happen? Donate to her GoFundMe page here!