This is Melanie. My doll from childhood. I loved this doll more than anyone could love a doll. I cared for her like a real baby. My mother made her for me for Christmas when I was in the second grade. It was during the cabbage patch craze and there were none available. When I brought me daughter home from the hospital, memories of taking care of Melanie came rushing back to me. All that play taught me so much. When pick Melanie up now I can feel the love radiate from her.