Diabetic girl petitions doll company

Published: Feb. 21, 2014 at 6:57 PM CST
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It can be difficult to tell the world about a disease you have.

But Anja Busse posted a video of herself talking about her struggle with diabetes, "I can't tell you how many takes I took.  I took like a million takes."

Anja posted the video to encourage people to sign her online petition.

She wants the American Girl doll company to make diabetic accessories for their dolls.

"They even have bald American Girl dolls for girls that have cancer.  It's really cool what they have.  It kind of makes me a little upset because the only thing they don't have are diabetic supplies," said Anja.

American Girl doll allows girls to pick dolls that look just like them.

The company makes different medical accessories like wheelchairs and allergy shots.

"Yeah, I would just really like the diabetic supplies.  It would mean a lot to me and it would make a lot of little girls who have diabetes really happy," said Anja.

American Girl doll makes medical accessories to show girls that they are not different.

They help girls feel more comfortable with their disease.

"When she got diagnosed in the hospital, they sent us home with a bunch of books and nothing fun.  So we thought it'd be really neat especially for girls to have something to play with their dolls.  So their doll can be just like them," said Ingrid Busse, Anja's mom.

Anja's petition has more than 1,000 signatures.

You can support her cause by clicking here and signing the petition.