He Makes Dolls for People with Health Challenges That Look Like Them
João has vitiligo, a condition that affects skin pigmentation. A year ago, he crocheted a doll of himself that included his unique skin colorations for his granddaughter. After a photo of his “mini-me” started getting attention when it was posted on social media, João began crocheting dolls for kids and adults with skin conditions and physical challenges. So far he’s made hundreds, each one unique.