Thursday, August 11, 2016

Toddler Who Lost Her Limbs Due To Meningitis Receives Doll That Looks Just Like Her

A two-year-old girl who lost all of her limbs due to meningitis is overjoyed after receiving a new American Girl doll that looks just like her.

Harmonie Rose Allen was only 11 months old when she first became ill in the United Kingdom.

Her parents, Freya and Ross Allen, heard her struggling to breath and rushed her to a local children's hospital in Bristol in September 2014. Sadly, before the family could arrive, the little girl's arms and legs had turned black.

They were forced to amputate her arms, legs and the tip of her nose. Doctors also warned her parents that Harmonie might face long-term vision and learning issues.

Since having her limbs amputated, the toddler who is now two years old, has had numerous medical procedures and was recently hospitalized due to problems with her bowel.