Cancer Dolls Show Their Healing Powers

A Survivor-ship Story: The Snuggly Sidekicks Journey to Defeating Childhood Cancer

At first glance, these cute plushies appear to be out of place at EUR?CA, the Office of Undergraduate Research’s yearly research exhibition. However, upon further inspection a poster declares, “Cancer affects every 14 out of every 100,000 children in the U.S. each year.”

These dolls were actually a part of a graphic design students Diana Lowrie, Simon Sok and Rachel Landrith’s winning project, entitled, ”A Survivor-ship Story: The Snuggly Sidekicks Journey to Defeating Childhood Cancer.” The dolls were created with the mindset that young children battling cancer need something to comfort them throughout the harsh process. Each hand-crafted doll represents a different form of cancer, and the team designed both booklets and posters to go along with their display.