Will Mattel Hear the Cry and Answer the Call of the Bald Barbie?Meredith Carroll
A Facebook fan page did wonders for Betty White. Could a Bald Barbie Facebook page make a difference in a life, too? How about thousands of lives?
In 2011, a 4-year-old girl stricken with cancer received a very special Barbie from Mattel — a bald Barbie who also lost her hair during chemotherapy.
If a growing movement of people have their way (90,000 and counting on Facebook), more children suffering from cancer, or those who have loved ones suffering from the disease, can get the same kind of Barbie.
What’s not to “like” about that?
We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania. Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother’s hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald.
Accessories such… as scarves and hats could be included. This would be a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves or a loved one. We would love to see a portion of proceeds go to childhood cancer research and treatment. Let’s get Mattell’s attention!
Can you think of a single reason why Mattel wouldn’t want to mass-produce a Bald Barbie?
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