Disney World has been making dreams of young boys and girls come true for many years. It is every child’s dream to visit Disneyland and meet beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Cinderella, and Belle.
A sweet girl also dreamt of meeting her favorite Disney princess at least once. Sweet, little Daisy was diagnosed with Achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism. As a result of her condition, she had to undergo painful surgeries on her neck, back, legs and neck. There is no part of her that has not been touched by a surgical knife. Moreover, she has been in and out of the surgical room most of her life.
After seeing young Daisy, who is only seven years old, go through several surgical procedures, a nurse at Children’s Health in Houston, Texas nominated Daisy to Make-A-Wish Foundation for her wish to be granted.
Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants wishes of people suffering from illnesses. Their mission is to make one of their wishes come true.
Daisy was chosen and granted her wish to go to Disney World to meet her favorite Disney princess, Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Daisy dressed up as Belle in her signature yellow ball gown and a tiara for the trip.
Daisy came face-to-face with Belle dressed in her normal clothes of blue and white. The young Belle was ecstatic with the meeting and the endearing photo speaks for itself.
The family was ready to move on with the rest of the tour and explained to the “real” Belle the reason why Daisy visited Disney World, including her (dwarfism) medical condition. Belle was touched after hearing that Daisy wanted to meet her. She then asked Daisy that will make the child bawl in tears.
Belle asked if we had plans after. Daisy’s family said no. “’Great! What if I take you on a tour of France?” Belle asked Daisy.
According to Daisy’s aunt Patricia, the little girl broke down and cried. “Daisy was jumping up and down from excitement and was balling her eyes out when Belle told her she would take her on the tour. Daisy was sobbing from happiness, and everyone around her was crying, too,” she said.
Life cannot get better than this! Daisy cannot believe her luck that her favorite Disney princess gave her a personalized tour. It was an amazing time.
When it was time to bid goodbye, even the “real” Belle cannot hold back her tears for she was touched by Daisy’s story.
Disney employees, especially those playing Disney characters are specially-trained to stay in character to amplify the experience of guests. They are not supposed to let their own self show. However, the person that played Belle couldn’t hold back her tears and cried.
Daisy’s story is a heartwarming tale that tells everyone about life’s simple joys. Despite her young age, she already suffered multiple surgeries because of her dwarfism medical condition. It is time to take a look at ourselves and situations and evaluate. Let’s all learn a thing or two from little Daisy.
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