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Doll Doctor Angel Whitt works on a large antique doll that came to the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville to be restrung.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Angel Whitt sews the head back on 32-year-old bunny while an antique doll waits to be seen.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Whitt gets a glass eye ready for transplant into one of her "patients" at the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Handwritten thank-you letters from customers hang on the wall at Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Whitt performs a glass eye transplant for one of her patients.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Every patient is given a hospital bracelet when they arrive at the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Whitt paints the leg of one of her patients.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Antique doll heads sit on a shelf at the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Angel Whitt has such a love of dolls that she opened a shop dedicated to helping other people keep their dolls in repair for years to come. "I have always loved dolls and toys, I've always had a lot of them," Whitt says, "So for me to have this business for over 30 years has been such a joy."
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    • Doll Doctor Angel Whitt works on a large antique doll that came to the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville to be restrung.
    • Angel Whitt sews the head back on 32-year-old bunny while an antique doll waits to be seen.
    • Whitt gets a glass eye ready for transplant into one of her “patients” at the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville.
    • Handwritten thank-you letters from customers hang on the wall at Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville.
    • Whitt performs a glass eye transplant for one of her patients.
    • Every patient is given a hospital bracelet when they arrive at the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital in Naperville.
    • Whitt paints the leg of one of her patients.
    • Antique doll heads sit on a shelf at the Angelic Creations Doll Hospital.
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