When the October American Girl catalog launched, fans saw little Ivy Kimble in its pages just like any other model, wearing a sparkly red dress as she held her baby doll close.
But Ivy’s presence in the catalog marked a special moment, as the 4-year-old has Down syndrome.
“It’s a big deal for her,” her mom Kristin Kimble told WLS-TV. “There’s not a lot of print or media with a lot of kids with Down syndrome . . .”