Mermaid Shannon’s magical tail

Sixteen-year-old Shannon has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an extremely painful disorder of the connective tissue which can result in bone breakages and join dislocations.

Shannon has always dreamed of becoming a mermaid and adores Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

With the help of the Give Kids The World Village in Florida, Starlight granted Shannon’s wish and transformed her into the mermaid she has always dreamed of becoming!

After a very special meet with Ariel in the Magic Kingdom, Shannon met Mermaid Laura-lye at Give Kids The World who gave her a mermaid makeover.

Shannon and Laura-lye had so much fun singing and giggling, and Shannon can’t wait to try her tail out!