divendres, 5 de juny de 2015

News: a beautiful mermaid

A fairytale come true: Paralyzed teen bound to a wheelchair fulfills her modeling dream in magical mermaid photo shoot.A teen who had to put her modeling aspirations on hold after an accident left her paralyzed from the chest down has finally been able to fulfill her dream.Mackenzie Clare, a 19-year-old redhead from Leesburg, Virginia, was on a date with her boyfriend when photographer Kerri Lane spotted her across the room and thought she'd be perfect for a mermaid photo shoot she was working on.Only when she went to approach her did Mrs Lane notice that Mackenzie was in a wheelchair, and she instantly realized that photographing her would make for an especially powerful project.

Inspirational: Mackenzie Clare, 19, didn't think she could ever be a model because she is paralyzed from the chest down. But her dream was finally fulfilled when a photographer shot her as a mermaidFloat like an angel: Mackenzie was on a date with her boyfriend when photographer Kerri Lane spotted her across the room and thought she'd be perfect for a mermaid photo shoot she was working onMrs Lane's son Shawn spent hours designing Mackenzie's mermaid tail, which had floating boards inside to help hold her up, and she enlisted a friend to act out her Prince Charming on the shoot.Not only did the teen get to emulate Ariel from the Little Mermaid, but she also posed with a red rose like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, as well as channelling Sleeping Beauty in another shot.Team effort: Mrs Lane's son Shawn designed Mackenzie's mermaid tail, which had floating boards inside to help hold her up
Tragic accident: The redhead was just ten when a reckless driver slammed into her family's car, resulting in a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the chest downPicture perfect: Mrs Lane knew Mackenzie would make a good Ariel because of her fiery red hairFor Mackenzie, being asked to be in the shoot was an emotional moment, especially since she'd always dreamed of being a model but didn't think it was possible because she was wheelchair-bound.'Modelling seemed like a high dream or a big dream that wouldn't really happen''It was exciting because she wasn't asking me what was wrong or nosy or anything like that,' said the teen. 'It was for a photo shoot and it made me feel really special.'Usually when people approach Mackenzie, it's to ask why she has to use a wheelchair at such a young age.



Inspirational: Mackenzie Clare, 19, didn't think she could ever be a model because she is paralyzed from the chest down. But her dream was finally fulfilled when a photographer shot her as a mermaid Knight in shining armor: Sean also helped get Mackenzie around the shoot by carrying her in his arms
Tragic accident: The redhead was just ten when a reckless driver slammed into her family's car, resulting in a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the chest down