Mackenzie was asked to star in a mermaid photo shoot.
Kerri was shocked when she realized the teen was paralyzed, but she knew it would just make these photos even more powerful
The photographer’s son Shawn spent hours designing Mackenzie’s mermaid tail. It included floating boards inside that would help hold her up.
Being asked to be in a shoot was an emotional moment for Mackenzie, especially since she thought her dreams of modeling were over.
She felt beautiful and complete.
Kerri wanted to give something back to the young girl, who had so much taken away from her.
She got to emulate Ariel from the Little Mermaid…
And also Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Now, Mackenzie is realizing her dreams aren’t dead after all.
This magical experience gave her wisdom and bravery.
She is thinking about pursuing a modeling career from her wheelchair. She never realized it was possible before.