Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts received more than 400 Barbie Fashionistas #121 dolls Monday morning.
Shriners Hospital prosthetic patients were given the donation of dolls. Prosthetic patients from Springfield and around the country will be receiving the dolls as well.
These Barbie dolls are not your average doll. They are actually made with a prosthetic leg in an effort to help young girls deal with their own prosthesis.
18-year-old Chloe Newman from Mechanicville, NY 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.
Chloe hopes that when young girls see that even Barbie can have a prosthetic, they would then feel better about their own prosthesis.