A teenage girl named Chloe Newman, who is 18 years old, donated Barbies\u00a0with prosthetic legs to a local hospital. Chloe, herself, was born without a leg so she knows darn well how it feels to navigate life without one of them. She has been living with a prosthetic leg as well for her whole life.\r\n\r\nWhen she learned that Mattel had created a special Barbie for people like Chloe, she just had to make sure that other boys and girls like her would be able to have one, too. She would then donate more than 400 Barbie dolls with prosthetic legs to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has received treatment there for years as well.\r\nChloe donates Barbies with prosthetic legs for kids just like her\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cI think [the patients] would feel better about themselves,\u201d Chloe tells WWLP. \u201cThat they would see, \u2018Wow, they are making a Barbie like me, so why should I be ashamed of myself if there\u2019s now toys like me?\u2019 \u201d\r\n\r\nChloe was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome. This is a rare condition that causes strands of the amniotic sac to separate and entangle fingers, toes, limbs and other parts of the fetus. As a result of this, Chloe was born without her right leg. She receives a new prosthetic leg every year from Shriners\u2019 Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services unit. She has been treated there every year since she was adopted from Kazakhstan as a baby.\r\nHow the idea began\r\n\r\n\r\nChloe's mom, Cindy Newman, says that when her daughter decided she wanted to donate the Barbies with prosthetic legs, she immediately went to Walmart. However, she was only able to find four of the Barbie Fashionista #121 dolls. Following that, she would take to Facebook to solicit donations from friends and family. She hoped to reach 100 because that's how many patients were receiving that type of care.\r\n\r\n\u201cIf you\u2019re out shopping, if you see five [dolls]. Get them and I\u2019ll reimburse you,\u201d the post says. The Newmans hit this goal within 24 hours of posting. However, they continue to receive the dolls well past the reached goal, including 200 dolls from Mattel themselves.\r\nNo Doll Left Behind\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 400+ batch of dolls were delivered this week! A press release says that the dolls will \u201cserve as tools in therapeutic education and medical play for kids facing amputation to help explain their situation.\u201d Any additional dolls left over will be sent over to the hospital\u2019s 16 other Pediatric Orthotics and Prosthetics Services locations throughout the U.S.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe whole point was to give back to Shriners because we\u2019ve received so much,\u201d Chloe's mom says.\r\nMattel has been releasing many diverse versions of Barbie\r\n\r\n\r\nMattel originally releases the Fashionistas line earlier this year. It includes not only Barbies with prosthetic limbs, but also a Barbie in a wheelchair. Kim Culmone, Global Head of Design for Barbie, talks about this release.\r\n\r\n\u201cFor 60 years, Barbie has been a reflection of culture and fashion and that is key to the brand\u2019s continued relevance,\u201d she says. \u201cAs we design Barbie for the next generation, we are focused on evolving to remain the most diverse doll line in the marketplace.\u201d\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/qg4ucQjON-s\r\nBarbie Manufacturer Releases Gender Neutral Doll Collection.\r\nClick To Play Daily Trivia In The New DYR Arcade!