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9-year-old girl starts a business to fund doll donation to children with cancer

The Daily Catch - J-P Mauro - published on 02/09/17

We’ve been praying that these stories become the norm and it seems like they are starting to. Yesterday, we reported of a 13-year-old who has raised $55,000 for charity and now there is a 9-year-old girl who has started a business selling beaded bracelets to raise money for dolls she wants to donate to children with cancer.

Bella Fricker, who has more than a dozen of the dolls herself, first noticed the special dolls while flipping through an American Girl magazine, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. The company designed the dolls for children undergoing cancer treatment or suffering from hair-loss conditions. “We were going to give it to a little girl that is going through chemo,” Bella told Fox 5 Atlanta. Bella has sold more than 500 of her beaded bracelets for up to $6 each, and her mom started a Facebook page to help spread the word, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. She also joined “Kids Boost,” a local non-profit that helps children fundraise. Bella’s proceeds have gone toward buying three dolls so far, one of which went to Norah Adjakpo, who has been battling a brain tumor since April at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s AFLAC Cancer Center, Fox 5 Atlanta. Bella surprised 8-year-old Norah with a doll around Christmas, and it now accompanies her to appointments and treatment sessions. “If I have her with me, it’s going to be better,” Norah told Fox 5 Atlanta. “I don’t have to worry about my hair being lost. Because I don’t have hair, and she doesn’t have hair.”

To be so charitably minded at such a young age is a gift for the whole world. The upcoming generation is looking very bright and hopeful.

Read More: WATCH: What this 12 year-old boy does will astound and inspire you

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