Chynadoll Creations

Chynadoll Creations

Friday, September 30, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I was commissioned to do this particular doll for a breast cancer survivor. When I was asked to do this doll, the person asking me had their own opinion of what they wanted this doll to look like. The doll was not for them but for a friend they knew who is battling breast cancer. It was suggested that the doll be in an all pink formal gown, with pink pumps and pink makeup etc. Sorta like a pink wedding gown. They wanted pink ribbons in the hair, clothing and scenery. I was like "WOW" ... 

I prayed and meditated on this doll for three weeks.  Having a mother -in -law that is a breast cancer survivor, having had her breast and gall bladder removed,  (The cancer came back  3 times- now finally in remission) the one thing I get from her is her survival instinct. She never focused on the fact that she had  cancer, only how to get rid of it! She is now 80 years young and just as focused and determined as ever. What I pick up from her in our many conversations is her will to Survive,  her Hope,  her Strength & her Faith.

Having talked in length with my mother in law, I then asked this person to tell me something about their friend. She described a younger version of my mother- in- law, only difference is that she is in her early twenties! I asked her about her friends personality, look and her character. 
It was at this point that a picture of the doll I had been praying about started to form in my mind. I did not want this survivor to see this doll and simply focus on it as "the cancer doll"  I want this doll to reflect her style, character and personality. I want her to look at this doll and realize that it also represented Strength, Hope, Faith and Survival!

This blog is dedicated to all cancer survivors, and to those who lost a loved one to cancer.

October is about the pink.... Pass it on !
Together we can find a cure...
 Be blessed..

Here is the before doll, for those of you
that like to see the before and after pics :)

After having her hair cut:)

Finishing touches on the outfit.

After doll :)

She is wearing an original handmade jean outfit,,
Sporting a flocked hair do in coco brown,
she is wearing handmade sterling silver
jewelry, she has on matching shoes.
She has been repainted
using artistic acrylics and sealers.

"Think Pink"
Cecile Williamson
Chynadoll Creations

Magazine cover


  1. She is beautiful. You did a marvelous job.

  2. I love that you focused on survival and hope. Cancer is a very scary thing. She seems extra happy. Hopefully that smile will bring the lady lots of joy.

  3. Thank you Frannie :)

    I don't know about extra happy. Just happened to be how the dolls mouth was. Giving what I have learned about this young woman, and what i feel in my spirit, then she is already in her joy as a survivor :)

    Thank you ladies for your comments.

  4. Wow! If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believe it. Thanks for the Before pics. Though I'm still not sure I believe it. ~ Ken

    p.s. Thank God for Mother-in-laws!

  5. Very nice Chynadoll. I am sure that she will cherish this lovely creation for years to come. Great post.

  6. Thanks Barbies4Sale. Lol @Ken, yes it is the same gal.
    I truly thank God for my mother in law :)

    Thank you Georgia, yes I am sure she will enjoy her for years to come as well :)

  7. Great post, great doll and great mother in law!


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