I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to direct a series of mini documentaries for WebMD that spotlights people doing amazing, inspiring, and nontraditional things in the healthcare space. This one tells the story behind a great nonprofit called A Doll Like Me.
Amy Jandrisevits' dining room has been transformed into her workroom where she creates dolls by hand that aren't just playthings. They're partners for the kids who don't often see themselves represented in the world. They have limb differences, prosthetic braces and Treacher Collins Syndrome. “It makes them not feel so alone," Jandrisevits said. "Their logical brain knows this is just a doll. But the very innocent child part of them still feels like 'Now I'm not the only one that looks this way.'"