The American Girl dolls are cute and empowering, and they come in all different races and colors… but they don't have one category that could really use that kind of support.
We're talking about a doll that's disabled, one that young disabled children are able to relate to — and that's exactly what Melissa Shang and her Change.org petition are all about.
At 10 years old, Melissa is wise beyond her years, and she also has Charcot-Marie-Tooth… a form of muscular dystrophy. If you just listen to her for less than 60 seconds, you'll know exactly why she — and others with disabilities — deserve a new kind of doll.
Here's a taste of what she says: