A Bensalem girl has been reunited with her beloved doll “Minnie” after going missing in a hamper hijinks. The doll has helped the girl overcome 40 brain surgeries and 2 strokes.
13-year-old Bryanna thought she lost her adored doll after a trip to the Chick-Fil-A on Horizon Boulevard across from Neshaminy Mall. This loss left her heartbroken and initiated a community-wide search for the missing mouse.
Bryanna, along with her sisters, was born with a severe brain condition called Chiari malformation. This condition occurs when the skull is misshapen or too small for the brain, pushing it downward onto the spine.
The Chick-Fil-A franchise owner offered a $250 reward and a free meal once a week for an entire year as an incentive to rejoin the duo.
In a shocking turn of events, after a viral social media campaign and efforts from the community to find Minnie, Bryanna’s cuddly companion was recovered from her sister’s laundry basket. She was relieved and very happy to have her doll back.
“We appreciate each and every one of you! Bryanna is soooooo ecstatic to have [Minnie] in her arms again,” said Bryanna’s mom, Niki Dougherty Ramirez on Facebook. She thanked the community for all of their love and support. “Now she can eat and sleep again! This poor thing hasn’t eaten in days.”
Ramirez also thanked Chick-fil-A, the Bensalem Townshp Police, news stations for helping to search and spread the word.
WBCB’s Courtney Fegley contributed to this post.