Melissa is a girl like most girls who love dolls and especially American Girl dolls. She had the idea of suggesting a doll like her, and she sent in her suggestion. Melissa uses a wheelchair because she has a muscular medical condition named Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. Unfortunately, her idea for the doll was rejected by American Girl which is a subsidiary of Mattel. As a result, both Melissa and her older sister Eva started writing their own book together three years ago. They named the book Mia Lee is Wheeling Through Middle School.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Disability Heroes: Melissa and Eva Shang
Dawn Lucan is an educator with 20 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Temple University. I write about Special Education, school issues, themed cookbooks, and budget saving tips for families. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys swimming, cooking, and doing yoga.