Ann O’Brien, longtime Fitchburg resident, experienced a unique childhood. Her mother ran a doll hospital in Madison in which Ann was intimately involved working alongside her mother and uncle. Dolls were brought into the hospital with broken limbs to be repaired, hair to be replaced, or perhaps needing a new outfit uniquely designed for each doll. Teddy bears were made and sold along with various accessories available to enhance the appearance of beloved dolls. Experience Ann’s first hand account of running a doll hospital with the hard work and creativity required to operate a successful family business catering to the special needs of doll lovers.