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Disney Magic

Excerpt of an Article by Caroline Bologna | Huffington Post

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Giselle Evelyn Photography / Kristina Bewley

Florida mom Kristina Bewley started taking her daughter Giselle to Disney World in September 2014. The 4-year-old loves all things Disney, from the princesses to Pixar characters to Wreck-It Ralph, Baymax and all the Tinkerbell movies, her mom told The Huffington Post.

Giselle, an outgoing and headstrong little girl, has Down syndrome, and she loves going to Disney World in character costumes that her mom sews. As her daughter lives it up at the theme park, mom — a photographer who works with kids with special needs — takes photos of Giselle in her homemade costumes and sometimes adds a few special effects in the editing process. The results are awesome.

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Thanks to Caroline Bologna for writing the article; Huffington Post for committing its resources to the article; the Bewley family for sharing its story; Giselle Evelyn Photography for taking the picture of Kristina Bewley; Google for helping me find the article; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.