Little girls love it when their doll looks just like them. It’s usually as easy as choosing a doll with the same colour eyes or hair. But Harmonie-Rose isn’t your average two-year-old and her dolly is pretty special too.
Just 10 days after taking her first steps, Harmonie-Rose’s parents Freya Hall, 22, and Ross Allen, 24, rushed her to hospital where she was diagnosed with meningitis B and given a 10 per cent chance to live.
The inspiring tot defied the odds to survive but lost her arms, legs and the tip of her nose to the killer bug.
Many have followed the UK toddler’s milestone’s on Facebook – from being fitted with prosthetic arms and legs, doing a sideward slide as she learned to use them and even drawing her first smiley face.
But there is something extra special about the pure joy on the adorable toddler’s face as she interacts with her new American Girl dolly, modified by American company A Step Ahead Prosthetics, to be just like her.
“Yesterday we decided to give Harmonie her doll because she coped so well with hospital,” mum Freya explains in her post to Facebook.
“There is something special about this doll though… She is just like Harmonie… A quadruple amputee!”
“The doll’s name is Rebecca. She loves it and she says ‘she’s like me mummy,” Freya tells the UK Mirror.
The same company that created Rebecca has made many a dream come true for other children who just want to feel accepted and included such as Emma, whose mum filmed the tear-filled moment she unwrapped her special prosthetic doll.