One 83-year-old lymphoma cancer survivor named Robert Rowe spreads hope to others by making one of a kind dolls for cancer patients. Each doll is custom tailored to fit the needs of those who are battling cancer. Robert Rowe believes his dolls help give cancer patients what they desperately need- hope.
Rowe began his doll making in 1999 when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Rowe, a resident in Cheektowaga, New York, did not realize that his hobby would become his life’s passion. Now, he delivers more than a dozen handmade dolls to local medical offices in the area each week.
Each doll is unique and offers words of faith that he hung to during his own battle with cancer. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5-6. Rowe explains that these words were what helped him during his battle with lymphoma. He hopes these same words will bring peace and hope to others battling cancer.
See how Rowe designs his dolls