One of Smolinska’s clients, Ewa, lost her baby boy after just 18 days. Smolinska modeled a doll on him based on a photo.
“Since I got the doll, I no longer think about suicide,” Ewa told Jonderko last year.
Ewa and her partner are now adopting a real baby, and the doll has been sold.
“The doll helped her ‘be a fake mother' for a bit, and it helped her a lot,” Jonderko said. “She needed that back then.”