Through the years we have witnessed many different incarnations of the Barbie doll, but now the hard work of those pushing for the production of a Barbie doll unlike any we've seen in the past has finally paid off. Mattel has agreed to manufacture a hairless Barbie for young girls dealing with hair loss from cancer treatments, Alopecia, and Trichotillomania. A Facebook page called "Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made" caught the attention of the Barbie making company and the rest will soon be history.
A recent report from CBS News discusses the plans for the new bald Barbie which will come with wigs, scarves, hats and all the other accessories little girls love to style their dolls with.
But before you rush out to your local toy store, the company says they are not for sale. Instead, the dolls will be donated to children's hospitals and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
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