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At first, 6-year-old Emily Daniels from Beaver, West Virginia, didn’t want to wear glasses—she didn’t want to be different from the other kids her age. Fortunately, her mother had a great idea–get glasses for her American Girl doll as well.
For Emily, this act of kindness by her mother made her wonder why all girls who were different couldn’t have dolls that reflected their unique personalities. Finally, when she noticed the American Girl dolls without hair, designed for those who may have struggled with cancer or other illness, she decided to make it her mission to raise money to purchase these dolls for girls and families in need.

Real Life “Pay it Forward” Stories That Will Warm Your Heart