Before her wish Katie wouldn’t use her hands because she was in so much pain and was terrified of anyone touching them.
When she met the Beast from Beauty and the Beast on her Starlight Wish, he offered Katie his paw and bowed. She in turn placed her hand on his paw, much to the amazement of her parents. This was the first time in over a year that Katie allowed anyone to touch her hands.
Jane, Katie’s mum, said, “This holiday proved to be the most magical week any of us could have dreamed of. Since returning home from Florida not a day has gone by when Katie is not recalling her ‘Best Day Ever’. Katie now has a million happy memories to remember and relive when she needs to distract herself from pain.”
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