Shriners Hospital for Children receives 400 Barbies with prosthetic legs


HOSPITAL IN SPRINGFIELD ….MADE A DONATION OF MORE THAN 400 BARBIES… FOR YOUNG GIRLS AT THE HOSPITAL 22NEWS REPORTER HECTOR MOLINA IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO… TO EXPLAIN WHY THESE DOLLS ARE DIFFERENT THAN YOUR TYPICAL TOY. HECTOR: WELL THESE BARBIE DOLLS ARE ACTUALLY MADE WITH A PROSTHETIC LEG IN AN EFFORT TO HELP YOUNG GIRLS DEAL WITH THEIR OWN PROSTHESIS. CHLOE NEWMAN IS 18 YEARS OLD FROM MECHANICVILLE, NY WHO HAS BEEN RECEIVING PROSTHETIC SERVICES AT SHINERS IN SPRINGFIELD FOR HER ENTIRE LIFE. SHE WAS BORN WITH A MISSING LIMB AND HAS HAD MULTIPLE PROSTHESIS FITTINGS AT SHRINERS. ONCE CHLOE AND HER FAMILY FOUND OUT THAT MATTELL HAS A LINE OF BARBIE DOLLS WITH PROSTHETIC LEGS…SHE WANTED TO COLLECT AS MANY OF THEM AS POSSIBLE TO GIVE BACK TO GIRLS WHO NEED THEM. I THINK THEY WOULD FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES. THAT THEY WOULD SEE WOW THEY ARE MAKING A BARBIE LIKE ME SO WHY SHOULD I BE ASHAMED OF MYSELF IF THERE’S NOW TOYS LIKE ME. HECTOR: CHLOE WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO GIVE A BARBIE DOLL TO ONE SHRINERS PATIENT THIS MORNING. HECTOR: YOU’LL HEAR FROM THE DOCTOR WHO GAVE CHLOE HER LEG AND WHO WILL NOW GIVE THESE DOLLS TO HUNDREDS OF OTHER PATIENTS ON 22NEWS STARTING AT 5.

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