Girl With a Prosthetic Limb Receives an American Girl Doll That Looks Just Like Her


Emma Bennett, age 10, has worn a prosthetic leg for most of her life due to a birth defect — and now she finally has an American Girl Doll that looks just like her. 

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Bennett's prosthetic leg has never stopped her from playing soccer, cheerleading or swimming, according to KHOU. She also likes collecting American Girl Dolls, but has always wished to have a doll that she could better relate to, according to her parents. 

That wish came true, thanks to a modified American Girl Doll that featured its own pink prosthetic leg.  

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To create the Emma Bennett-like doll, her parents Courtney and Justin Bennett sent the original idol to A Step Ahead Prosthetics, a company that alters dolls. Bennett's doll took about a month to customize. 

Her parents then recorded Bennett's reaction to opening the surprise gift in a now-viral Facebook video.  

Upon opening the box and reading the card, Emma Bennett bursts out in tears. "It's got a leg like me," Bennett says, hugging the doll tightly. "Thank you for making a doll like me."

Watch the video of Emma Bennett's doll-opening below:

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