There's laughter whenever brother and sister Liam and Maisie Webb are
together. But that wasn't always the case.
the age of two, Maisie was diagnosed with cancer and had to spend
months in the hospital.
was difficult being separated from everyone she knew, besides
myself," says mom Laniesa Webb.
hardest part, though, was being apart from Liam.
was crying in my sleep almost every single night," says Liam Webb.
really missed him and I couldn't see him that much and I really
wanted to hug him that much and wanted something to hug," says
to fill the void, grandma Gayla Trower gave her a doll. And a
special doll at that.
don't have any medicine for homesickness," Trower says. "And
that's where we come in."
doll is special. Where the dolls face is, she can slide in a photo
made me feel like he was there,"says Maisie.
that Maisie's back at home with Liam, Trower is sending other kids
like Maisie these dolls, More than 150 kids in total all over the
Maisie hugs gives these dolls to families for free. They rely on
donations to make it happen. If you'd like to help out, we've added
information about how to give here and our facebook page.