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Woman Makes Down Syndrome Dolls For Children With Disabilities

Connie Feda has been making "Dolls for Downs" so children with Down syndrome can play with a doll that looks the way they do.

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From the Dolls For Downs website:

Every kid deserves a best friend. Every kid wants to fit in. Often children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities find themselves out of the social loop. Dolls, to any child, offer companionship. To a kid with Downs or another disability, a doll can offer so much more.

Some of the dolls even come with scars in their chest, reflecting the surgery many people with Down syndrome need to correct heart defects, which are common as a result of the condition.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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