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May 2019 CNA SpotLight
Celeste Billups is a Hospice CNA in Virginia Beach. She started Debbie Dolls in honor of a very special lady in her life. The lady she took care of had a stroke and was having difficulty recovering. When Celeste begin bringing her grandson around who was a baby at the time, she noticed the lady would light up and say "Baby". The lady begins to smile and interact. So, she began looking into how baby dolls play apart in memory impaired elderly and started talking to some of our memory care communities about this idea. This became the creation of Debbies Dolls.
To see the smile and the interaction that happens is almost instantly and has been shown to give comfort and calmness. Last year, Celeste began collecting dolls from whomever wanted to donate and as a celebration of her birthday, she gave them out as birthday gifts which she continues annually. If you would like to donate, please contact her at email@example.com or contact her on the Facebook page CNA Community Advocate.