A little girl from Bath, England, receives a doll which looks just like her. Harmonie-Rose Ivy Allen, 2, found her best friend in an “American Girl” doll named Rebecca, who is, like Harmonie, is a quadruple amputee.
‘She said, “Mummy, she’s just like me”’, Freya Hall, Harmonie’s mother, shares with ABC News. ‘She loves to take the arms and the legs off, and they love to sit next to each other without the prosthetics on’.
Freya Hall decided to give her a very special gift on her daughter’s birthday this year. With her third birthday approaching in the fall, she took help from a friend in New York to get an “American Doll”. This doll was special like Harmonie, with no arms and legs.
Harmonie was diagnosed with meningitis B when she was 11 months old. Seeing the condition of her illness, the doctors had estimated a less than 10 percent chance of her survival. Although, proving them wrong, the toddler fought her disease and persevered. Freya said that the doctors had to amputate her arms and legs, 10 days after she took her first step. Doctors were happy to find that Harmonie had not shown any brain damage.
‘There is nothing you can’t love about her. She is smart, funny, and she never gives up. I have seen her introduce herself to another children by saying, “I’m, Harmonie, and I have no hands”. Hall speaks about her daughter’s lively and positive behavior after recovery.
Hall’s idea to get Harmonie a quadruple amputee is to encourage her to go on her prosthetic legs a little more. ‘I wanted to show her that she’s not the only one’, Hall said, ‘I think Harmonie and Rebecca will be best of friends’.