US mother Connie Feda wanted to give her 13-year-old daughter Hannah a doll that she could relate to.
Hannah was born with Down Syndrome, a chromosomal condition that – amongst other things – affects your appearance.
One day, Hannah complained that none of her dolls looked like her. So Connie decided to do something about it.
So she made a range of dolls inspired by Hannah – with all the physical features of a child with Down Syndrome.
Connie told the Huffington Post: ‘I want Hannah to see a doll with Down Syndrome and see something beautiful, because that’s what I see when I look at her.’
Each of the 18-inch dolls named Ellie, Nikki, Hannah, Grace and Aziza have characteristics typical of those with Down Syndrome such as almond-shaped eyes and a flat nose.
‘I asked Hannah what her favourite part of the doll is and she said, “I love her because she’s so pretty and because she is mine,” she explained.
On her professional Facebook page Mrs Feda reveals that her mission is to ‘represent children with disabilities in an honest, favourable light.’