Desi is a doll with striking light blue eyes and an infectious smile. She's also a doll going through chemotherapy. And her purpose is to help children in their fight against cancer.
The Desi doll is part of the Desi Strong Foundation. A foundation started by the Cechin family of California after they lost their 6-year-old daughter, Desi, to Nueroblastoma in March.
"We want to help lighten the load of families who are going through the hardships and obstacles that Desi and our family went through," says the family on their DesiStrong.org website. "Through our own experiences, we saw our daughter benefit from having a doll as a therapeutic tool."
All funds raised through the Desi dolls will benefit families who have children battling cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.