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Woman with cerebral palsy gets dream opportunity with Disney show

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A non-verbal Disney enthusiast may see her fairytale ending come to life after landing a chance to pitch her story ideas to the creators of Disney Junior’s "Doc McStuffin’s" TV Show. Erin Feeney, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, learned of her unique opportunity after attending the Disney on Ice show “Follow Your Heart” in Chicago, Fox 5 NY reported.

The show’s writer, Shea Fontana, met with 25-year-old Feeney after the show and told her she had read her work before coming to Chicago. Feeney’s book, “Kids in Toyland,” was recently made into a prize-winning movie short, Fox 5 NY reported. Fontana called Feeney talented, and said "Doc McStuffin’s" would be a great fit for her ideas.

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“'Doc McStuffin's' is all about kids having this acceptance, and realizing that no matter what, no matter what life throws at them, they can follow their dreams,” Fontana told Fox 5 NY.

Feeney’s father, Kevin, said simply getting the opportunity to meet a Disney writer is an exciting opportunity for the family.

“Just getting the opportunity, it’s wonderful, it’s almost like a first job,” Kevin told Fox 5 NY.” “How many people actually get their dreams [to] come true? So we’re excited about it.”