Jan 13 2012

Beautiful and Bald

To have someone that will fight for you…such a gift.  You might have had someone like that in your life.

Saw this story about a 12 year old little girl whose mother is fighting for her. 

She’s not taking no for answer, and she’s starting a grass roots effort on Facebook to give her daughter a toy that she can relate too. 

She wants Mattel to make a Bald Barbie

He daughter, Kim, has lost her hair this year in her battle with leukemia.  She’s 12 years old, and she wants a Barbie that looks like her. 

Kim’s mom Rebecca sent the idea to Mattel…but they said they’ve received letters saying they don’t accept ideas from outside sources. 

The idea was to use the doll to raise money for children’s cancer research. 

Barbie has been an astronaut, an architect, a NASCAR driver, why not a Bald Barbie

So far the Facebook page called “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” has 42,000 likes

Love this Mama Bear…fighting for her daughter.  Tell me who has fought for you...

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1/13/2012 8:49:11 AM
Kathie Uruguay
Kathie
Check out the "LIV" Dolls series - they have removable wigs and might be somewhat close to what you need.  They do have painted on "hair" but they are really bald like when you take the wigs off.  GREAT IDEA!  Keep up the fight!
1/13/2012 10:00:54 AM
Isela Lopez United States
Isela Lopez
I think this is great and Mattel should listen to this mother's idea. Why doesn't Mattel listen to outsiders aren't we the reason their still in business? We are the consumers and some of us their devoted buyers since we were little and now for our children. I think that they should at least listen to her. I know that she is not the only one that has a child with cancer, shouldn't they at least let her enjoy a toy that she's comfortable with? Think about it Mattel you will also save money on alot of material and you would make alot of little girls happy. I fully support the cause, I have my mother that is a survivor! God bless.
1/13/2012 10:07:35 AM
JoAnna Longacre United States
JoAnna Longacre
Ah, that is such a cute idea. I'll never forget it, and I will continue to share such a thoughtful idea....May God bless you& keep you safe!
1/13/2012 11:29:02 AM
Tim Pickett United States
Tim Pickett
Here in Memphis is the world's most renown children's cancer research center: St. Jude Hospital. I'm sure there are many children there who would love these. There's also a Ronald McDonald House nearby which houses the out-of-town families who cannot afford to stay at motels while their children are in town for treatment at St. Jude. It has play rooms and countless toys for the kids. Again, these dolls could be utilized there as well. I'm all for this! How about it, Mattel?
1/17/2012 12:11:29 PM
D Bridges United States
D Bridges
I think this is great!  I lost my twin sister with
breast cancer 5 yrs ago.  I know she would have loved a Barbie with no hair! It was hard to deal with.  Love the mom that is doing this for her little girl.  We are behind you!
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