These 2 Sisters Pose For A Photo With Minnie Mouse But Just Look At Minnie’s Hand.

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Disney World has long been a place for children and adults alike, that creates an otherworldly magical feeling, of insulated wonder from the real world.  For young children, who get to meet their favorite Disney characters, they have their first experience of “starstruck celebrity”.  For one little girl, Shaylee Mansfield, whom you will meet in the video you are about to watch below, her experience at Disney was truly of a “place where dreams come true”!

Shaylee is a bubbly, vivacious child who at an early age faced the world with a huge burden.  She, like her mother, is deaf.  Her parents feared that her deafness would cause Shaylee to feel isolated from others, who wouldn’t know how to sign in order to communicate with her.

They found an excellent school for her to attend, in which everyone knows sign language; this has afforded Shaylee a feeling of inclusiveness, that has opened up her world, allowing her a normal and happy childhood.

Like most young children, she longed to visit Disney World, but her parents feared that her deafness would preclude her ability to communicate with her heroes, the Disney characters.  She and her sister got to pose for a picture with Minnie Mouse, and then the most unexpected thing happened that made Shaylee and her family’s day…Minnie began to sign with her!!

In the video you are about to watch below, you will witness Shaylee’s sheer joy;  Minnie’s having learned sign language, allowed Shaylee’s Disney experience to continue to be normalized.  As her dad soaked up Shaylee’s interaction, he later explained, “It made her proud of her own language.  She made that connection.”

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did; it is a great example of the unending possibilities of going beyond whatever disabilities we face in life. If we are willing to notice, and remain open to what is positive, life-enhancing doors are there for us to open.  Experiencing some joy is always an option, when we undo the shackles of a negative lens.

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Mother With Disabled Daughter Goes To Walmart! Then She Discovers Disturbing Letter On Her Windshield!

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Stacy Barlow, a 43 year old mother of seven from Levittown, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at a relatively young age. She did her best to stay strong and as healthy as possible for her family, but some days were a struggle. Just recently she had to call her fiancé, Jeff, and have him pick her up at the store because her legs had cramped up while walking around.

Most people know Parkinson’s Disease by the outward symptoms such it causes, such as shaking and trembling, slow movements, and difficulty with balance and walking. It affects the part of the brain that controls how your body moves and while it’s more common in older people past the age of 60, it can appear at any age. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be mitigated and managed with proper medical care. Even though Stacy didn’t always have the telltale tremors, her symptoms would often suddenly appear out of nowhere.

On this particular day Stacy had gone out to Walmart where she ended up parking in a handicapped spot with her hang tag clearly displayed on the rear view mirror. At the time, she had already undergone one brain surgery operation and had another one scheduled less than a month away.

After she had parked, Stacy headed right inside to Walmart where she planned on picking up some goods that she needed and doing a little grocery shopping for her family. She had brought her seven year old daughter along with her and neither of them noticed anything out of place when they arrived.

After checking out and leaving the store the pair walked back outside to the car. That’s when they noticed a white napkin stuck in the windshield under a wiper. Stacy grabbed it and saw that it was a note. When she read it, she was shocked and surprised to see that it said, “You are not disabled PIG.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, her car had also been keyed with deep scratches down the side.

Stacy couldn’t help but wonder why anyone would do such a thing. Just because her disability wasn’t blatantly obvious and she didn’t use a wheelchair or have a cane, it didn’t mean she was any less deserving to park in the spot. To leave such a nasty note and ruin her car was beyond rude and mean, it was just evil.

Later on she showed the note to Jeff and after snapping a picture he posted it online to Facebook. When Stacy read the comments, she noticed how mean some of them were, but then the positive ones started to come in and they soon drowned out the bad. People were offering their support and she felt better to see that there was a lot of understanding and compassion out there.

Fortunately, Walmart security cameras did manage to capture the person who was responsible for damaging her car and leaving the nasty note. However, the police are still trying to identify them. Hopefully they saw the news and learned that they targeted a person who was wholly undeserving of their uncalled for actions. Just because a person does not look outwardly handicapped doesn’t mean that they are not going through some tough health issues.

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School Officer Spots Special Needs Girl Frozen In The Hall Then Falls To Her Knees As She Figures It Out

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Do you remember your favorite stuffed animal, toy, or maybe a blanket when you were a kid. No matter where you went you always had your friend with you by your side. There was no obstacle or problem that couldn’t be taken care of as long as you and your favorite toy were together.

Scary things just weren’t as scary and just having your small friend with you gave you the courage to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do as a young child out of fear. One of the main reasons kids carry a ‘special’ stuffed animal, blanket or toy is because it lowers their anxieties and fears in almost any situation they face.

This brings us to today’s story featuring a young 12-year old girl named Raquel Zuniga, she is currently in the 7th grade and goes to classes that are specifically designed for children with moderate to severe mental disabilities.

Raquel carries a special friend with her everywhere she goes. This friend is none other than everyone’s favorite frog Kermit! Raquel hangs out with Kermit the Frog all day everyday, whether she is home or at school Kermit is always right by her side.

Due to Raquel’s disability she has severe anxiety especially when she is transitioning from one place to another. This tends to flare up at school when the bell rings and it’s time to go from one class to another. On this day, Raquel was having an extremely rough time transitioning from one class to another and she froze. She couldn’t walk or get to her class and she wouldn’t say anything. She just stood in the hallways frozen clutching Kermit silently.

Multiple teachers came up to Raquel and tried to get her to unfreeze and comfort and make her feel safe in her current state and situation. None could help, Raquel stood their frozen for just about a full hour clutching on to her stuffed frog.

That’s when a special soul enters the story, school security officer Kris Morrison who spent the last 20 years as a school officer for special needs children. However, before that she was an officer Kris was a teacher for children with disabilities and instinctually somehow knew exactly what to do to help poor Raquel.

Kris spoke to Raquel in a soothing voice and then began to sing Rainbow Connection, the famous song that Kermit the Frog, ‘Raquel’s best friend’ is most known for. As Kris sang Raquel’s anxiety and fear just began melting away.

Soon after she began moving and it was as if a miracle just occurred and she unfroze! This was Raquels favorite song, so it immediately triggered her brain to relax and feel safe. Just like that, the magic of music, an amazing school security officer and Kermit the frog had saved the day!

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THIS Nurse Discovers An Abandoned Infant At The Hospital. But Then She Removes His Blanket and Screams In Fear!

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After a new mother had just given birth at a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, she took one look at her baby and left, never to be seen or heard from again. She abandoned her newborn son because he didn’t look like a normal child and perhaps she did not have the means necessary to raise and care for him right.

When a nurse came in to check on the new mother and child, she found the room empty and the two day old baby all alone. As she unwrapped his blanket she gasped aloud in horror, the boy had no limbs. The baby had been born with Hanhart Syndrome, a medical condition marked by partially missing toes and fingers, malformed jaws and tongues, or underdeveloped limbs. While it’s relatively rare, with one in twenty thousand babies affected by the disease, in this case it was severe, and the baby had no arms or legs and now no one to care for him.

He ended up at an orphanage and was put up for adoption, but the outlook seemed bleak. Whoever raised him would have to take on a more responsibility than usual as he required a lot of specialized attention and medical care.

Thousands of miles away Janelle Adams was shopping when she saw a picture of the little boy. She was immediately drawn to his photo and his story touched her heart to the point that she knew she wanted to adopt him. Soon afterwards her and her husband, Ron Adams, traveled to South America to bring the little baby home with them to Kaysville, Utah. They named him Gabe and once an orphan, he now had 13 new brothers and sisters to call family!

While life was tougher than usual for Gabe, he did his best to not let it get to him. He tried to live as normal as was possible and learned early on to use a wheelchair and be independent. His parents pushed him to overcome every obstacle in his way and today he can text, write, shower, dress himself, and do everything he needs to. He’s modified those everyday tasks that people take for granted so that he’s able to take care of himself, but it hasn’t been easy.

High school is hard for just about everyone but for Gabe it was extremely tough. Other kids were cruel and bullied him constantly about his appearance, it made him an easy target to pick on. He would cry a lot and changed schools his freshman year, but after a year away he decided to return.

Gabe felt stronger and more confident after his break and when he went back to the school he’d left, he opted to join the dance team. He had always loved dancing as it gave him new ways to move his body and kept him active. When he was twelve years old, he had secretly taught himself how to dance and soon everyone found out that he was able to break dance like no one else could!

After joining the dance team Gabe competed in a competition where he placed second and is now turning his focus on pursuing a career as a motivational speaker. He wants to share his story and experiences with people around the world and help inspire others to live their best lives. He’s living proof that nothing is impossible so long as you keep trying and never give up.

While his life has been marked by hardship early on, Gabe is thankful that he was given a second chance when he was adopted by the Adams. However, they too are just as thankful to have him in their lives and instead credit him with rescuing them. By simply just being himself and pushing through challenges, he has left them inspired and bettered their lives in ways they never knew wee possible.

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Parents Of This Baby Bird Rejected Him Because Of His Deformity. Now Watch Who Rescues and Saves Him!

Little Benjamin is a lovebird baby chick who was born with a deformity.  He was the “runt”, born undersized and with splayed legs that kept him from being able to fully stand.  The poor little thing was ignored by his mom and dad because of his disabled condition; often animal parents do this out of instinct, and just feed the normal offspring.

Benjamin would have surely died, if not for the devotion of his siblings, who initially were the ones who fed the excluded little chick!  Unlike the parents, his brothers and sisters had the instinct to help their little brother, which kept him alive long enough to make it to the next part of his journey.

In the video footage below, you will watch Benny’s heartwarming story from the beginning, tiny and without feathers, to the moment when his father took over his feeding from his siblings.

With further medical help to allow his splayed legs to repair, this little bird who was left to die, first struggles to stand and eventually gets to enjoy a triumphant life thanks to the love of his siblings!

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