Monday, November 15, 2010

Doll with the D

In a recent post, Grace lamented over the fact that her beloved American Girl Doll, Jessica, did not have an insulin pump. Jessica was the gift we got Grace when she was diagnosed in January 2009 with diabetes. Jessica greeted her when she returned home after her time in the hospital. She is the spitting image of Grace, through their My American Girl collection, where you choose skin color, eye color and hair color. Darn it if the doll isn't Grace Jr.!

I am proud to say that Jessica now has diabetes. And an insulin pump.

Well, thanks to Pam, who lead me to this website, t&j design, where a woman crafts insulin pumps and cases for American Girl dolls! Her name is Joan Benz and she couldn't have been nicer. She also makes insulin pump cases for the regular size actual-people with D crowd too.

Grace chose the color of her insulin pump case for Jessica. Pink polka dots, cause that's what Jessica likes, don't you know?!

And it came today.

Of course Jessica needed the pump site on her arm, the same as Grace.

And in the case, a miniature insulin pump.

And even Grace was pleased.
Her pump read a steady 108.
Way to go Jessica!

If you have a girl on an insulin pump and they have an American Doll, head on over to Joan's site and get her a pump and a case.

Cause sometimes, you just need your doll to have the same thing you do.

Click HERE to go to tandj design for their doll pumps and cases.


Lani said...

SO ordering one!!!! Thanks for posting this!

Beth said...

That is awesome! You go, Grace!

Alexis Nicole said...

how awesome!! Love the pics!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

That is fantastic! Love it!

Meri said...

That is the most awesome thing! Hooray for super crafty people!

Amy said...

THANKS for the info!! Going to check it out ASAP! I spent 45 minutes looking for this exact thing the other day!

Unknown said...

WOWIE WOW WOW!!! Now that is awesome. I love the pump-pack case. Tell Grace I am so happy for her Penny. This is such an important thing to these see themselves (or likeness) in their play.

Great post.

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Love it!

Jules said...

How fab is that?! I am about to attempt felting an insulin pump for Frank's diabetic teddy, Rufus, so that when the real thing comes through sometime in 2011 they can learn about it together. It will not lok as cool as Grace's one however, of that I am sure.

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

That's awesome!

We use OmniPod and I'm not quite willing to stick a pod on Q's American Girl doll!

Though we do have a bear who wears a pod.

Rachael said...

That is the cutes thing I have ever seen! AWESOME!

shannon said...

What a wonderful idea! Love the pics!

Karen said...

So terrific!!! Joan is such a wonderful lady, isn't she? I've been working with her on some JDRF stuff and she is just as great in person. :)

Pam said...

Yeah! I'm so happy you found the site. And boy are you on it girl... ordered, shipped and already delivered. What a great smile on Grace's face. I can't wait to show my Grace the pics!