London mom creates #ToyLikeMe campaign, dolls to reflect children with disabilities

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WATCH ABOVE: A London mother is on a mission to create dolls to reflect children with disabilities and showcase the beauty in being different. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

A British toymaker has taken on one mother’s request to manufacture toys that reflect children with disabilities.

Melissa Mostyn, a mother of two from London, was born deaf and knows what it’s like being stereotyped against while growing up. She made it her mission to make sure her daughter Isobel, who has cerebral palsy, know she’s no different than any other child her age.

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Mostyn is behind the #ToyLikeMe campaign, showcasing dolls to reflect all types of kids growing up, no matter their abilities or disabilities.

“Disabled people lead full lives. They don’t live in hospital, they go to parties, they socialize with their friends,” Mostyn told CBS.

At first Mostyn’s designs were simple. She used lollipop sticks to make a mini-replica of…

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