3-Year-Old Animal Lover Receives One-Eyed Bunny Doll After Losing Her Eye To Cancer

"To date, I don't think I've ever been asked to create something so tender and meaningful."

Brynn Munger just turned three years old and, for her birthday, got a meaningful surprise. The little girl lost her left eye to undifferentiated sarcoma, a very rare cancer that affects children, when she was just a year old. So, her mom got her a custom-made one-eyed bunny doll who looks like her. 

Recently, doll maker Jessica Sebastian, who runs Sebastian Design Dolls, shared Brynn's story with the Love What Matters Facebook page. 

"I make dolls, which is not a heroic profession. But recently, I was asked to make a doll for a little girl who is a superhero. A mama contacted me and asked if I would make a bunny doll with one eye for her two-year-old daughter who loves animals and lost her left eye to cancer," Sebastian‎ said. "The girl had started to notice she was different and her sweet mama read articles about how finding a doll who matches how a child looks can be helpful and therapeutic. She wanted her daughter to have a doll that looks like her and only has her right eye. To date, I don't think I've ever been asked to create something so tender and meaningful." 

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She shared a photo of Brynn on her third birthday, hugging her one-eyed bunny. "My favorite part of this photo is how she is wearing her Wonder Woman nightgown. It perfectly represents the strength and courage of this little superhero," Sebastian continued. 

The story has since gone viral, amassing nearly 2,000 shares and over 35,000 likes. Many commenters have written that they believe making this unique doll to comfort Brynn is actually a heroic act. 

"Making a doll to represent a child like this or any other child who is "different" medically speaking from their peers is ABSOLUTELY heroic!" one commenter wrote. 

And, if you're wondering how Brynn responded, she was completely enamored with her new bunny doll. 

"She was really excited. She got a big smile and she refused to move on to another present until after we had opened it and gotten it out the box," Brynn's mother, Danielle Munger, told ABC News. "It felt so good to tell her, 'Yes, she's special too. This bunny is sick too and she lost her eye, but she's still special too.'"

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