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Woman surprises tornado victim with new outfits for her American Girl doll

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 5:27 PM

Woman sews doll clothing for girl who lost items during tornado

A Northridge father rescued his daughter’s American Girl Doll from their home after an EF-4 tornado shifted it from its foundation.

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Jamesetta Taylor saw the report last week about the 7-year-old girl and her father, and right away she got in touch with News Center 7’s Molly Koweek.

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Storm Walker’s doll only had one outfit when her father retrieved it from their unstable home.

But Taylor, a Dayton seamstress, wanted to make sure the doll was well dressed, and that Storm keeps smiling.

“She’s going to give a big smile, I see it, I just see it,” Taylor said. ‘You know, and she might even squeal.”

She’s not a fortune teller, but Taylor already knew what Storm’s reaction would be to finding out her American Girl doll has a brand new wardrobe.

Instead, Storm couldn’t say anything at first, just surprised squeaks, until she could find the perfect words: “Thank you!”

“You are so welcome. I saw you on TV and I just fell in love with you,” Taylor told her.

The pair packed up the homemade outfits, and Storm finally found her voice.

“Now I have a lot of clothes and a lot of shoes and stuff so now I get to like pick up whatever I want for my American Girl doll,” Storm said. “I feel really happy right now, like exciting happy.”

American Girl Doll also reached out, about bringing in Storm for a doll makeover. We’ll be there when she makes the trip to Columbus.