Two moms that have each had to deal with cancer, one suffers from lymphoma and the other has a daughter with leukemia, are asking Mattel to create a bald Barbie to help young girls dealing with hair loss because of cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania. Barbie has defined herself by her golden locks and fashion. This is a doll that for decades has had little girls want to be just like her.

What an amazing thing it would be for little girls to see Barbie in a new light; bald and beautiful. It might be a limited market for Mattel to venture off in, but wouldn't it be cool...especially for those little girls who have to lose their hair.

Gothamist