In many ways, Shaylee Mansfield is just like every other little girl. She loves laughing, playing dress-up, and talking with her friends. But there’s one big difference: Shaylee is deaf. At her school for the hearing impaired, she feels safe and understood. Out in the rest of the world, however, she feels less sure of herself.

But three years ago all of that changed. Shaylee’s parents, who are also deaf, took Shaylee to see one of her heroes. When they finally met face to face, Shaylee’s jaw dropped. When you see it, you’ll understand.

I have to admit, that one got me a little choked up. It’s truly amazing how important it is to the folks at Disney for everyone to feel special and included. Shaylee is never going to forget this.

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