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….Courtney and Justin Bennett just wanted to give their daughter Emma something special.

The precocious 10-year-old was born with a rare birth defect and has worn a prosthetic limb for most of her life; but it’s never slowed her down.

“She’s like any other child,” said Justin Bennett. “She swims. She’s in soccer, cheerleading, volleyball.”

Emma also loves her ever expanding collection of American Girl dolls. But according to her mom, she’s always wished for a doll that looked like her.

So the Bennetts researched the topic online and found “A Step Ahead Prosthetics,” a company willing to make after-market alterations to dolls.

They sent one off, and a month later the new modified doll arrived. Mr. Bennett grabbed his camera and recorded as Emma opened her surprise….


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  1. pamelarice says:

    Sitting in the tire shop, i hope no one notices me crying – most touching thing I’ve see in a while.

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