(KSDK) â€“ Elsa Wiemerslage is about to start her third round of chemotherapy.
By her side is a new doll that looks just like her.
The American Girl Doll is made for girls whoâ€™ve lost their hair during cancer treatments.
However, the doll did not come from friends or family; instead, it was the work of strangers.
â€œSheâ€™s being thought of for special things. It gives her a little bit of the childhood sheâ€™s missing,â€ said Elsaâ€™s mom Adrienne.
A couple months ago, Melissa Hanstein and a co-worker at a St. Louis cancer organization started a personal gofundme.com page to raise money for the dolls.