When dollmaker, Jessica Sebastian, was asked to make a doll with one eye – it was clear she was making a special gift.
A mother asked Jessica if she could make a rabbit doll with one eye for her two-year-old daughter who had lost her left eye to cancer.
“I make dolls, which is not a heroic profession,” Sebastion wrote on Facebook page Love What Matters. “But recently I was asked to make a doll for a little girl who is a superhero.”
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Jessica explained on the US-based site that the toddler had started to notice she was different to other children. Her mother had read that finding a doll that shares a child’s features can be “therapeutic” and helpful.
“She wanted her daughter to have a doll that looks like her and only has her right eye. To date, I don’t think I’ve ever been asked to create something so tender and meaningful.”
Jessica shared a photo the mother had taken of her daughter on her third birthday clutching the one-eyed bunny “who is just as perfect and beautiful as she is”.