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Snow White brings the gift of Disney World to AL spina bifida patient

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A 7-year-old spina bifida patient from Ardmore just found out she’s going to Disney World. And the news was delivered by some of her favorite Disney characters.

Kierstynn Turner got a personal visit from Snow White thanks to Magic Moments and Decatur Morgan Hospital. During the visit, Kierstynn learned of her upcoming trip on the phone with Mickey Mouse.

“You wanted to visit me? Well this worked out perfectly, doesn't it?" said Kierstynn.

"Just to be able to forget about doctor's appointments, forget about everyday life and just be a family of six and enjoy Disney World,” said Kierstynn’s mother, Cassie Turner.

Turner said they found out about the spina bifida during her 28-month ultrasound.

“Birmingham told us she would never walk, talk, and we told them God was in control and we were going to take it and love her no matter what,” Turner said.

Turner said her daughter had a rocky start because of her condition. She was born at 36 weeks and she had to have back surgery the day after she was born and a shunt placed four days later. She’s also suffered tumors on her spine.

She said it hasn’t been easy, but they beat the odds they were given. Kierstynn must wear braces to keep her feet and ankles limber and much more.

Snow White told Kierstynn what she can expect to see in the Magic Kingdom, telling her it’s “exactly what you deserve."

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