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


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

Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.
Aleteia offers you this space to comment on articles. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.
[See Comment Policy]