A mother of a woman who suffered from various disabilities has spoken about the value these creations have brought to her life.
Natalea Wilson had problems with seizures as well as mobility and sight issues. She had a tough time growing up and was often the butt of jokes among other children. She lacked severely in confidence and grew more detached as time went on.
Living on disability payments and with little to fill her day, Nataleas life drifted on aimlessly. That was until her mother bought her a reborn doll.
Since then she has a purpose. She no longer sleeps all day but takes the reborn for walks as well as feeding and clothing. It has awakened her maternal side.
She is now building quite a collection of reborn baby dolls and her mother believes the transformation has been huge thanks to the emotional impact of the reborns. Her confidence has grown and of course she is happier.