Disney on Ice Gives Back
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Ashwaubenon, WI-- Disney on Ice skaters cast and crew are giving back to the community tonight.
They're giving visually impaired children in the Green Bay area a chance to be up close and personal with the characters, behind the scenes.
Disney on Ice performs at the resch center every year, but this is the first time in a few years that Disney added this special afternoon for about a dozen visually impaired children.
Braedon Mielke is a huge disney fan. His favorite character?
"He got mickey for christmas, so he was very excited to see mickey," says Theresa Mielke.
But Braedon is highly sensitive to light, making it hard for him to see the Disney characters from the stands.
He'll see some of the stuff, but not probably a whole lot of it," says Mielke.
But today, Braedon got a special treat, spending the afternoon on the ice, touching the characters.
"To see the light in their eyes when they saw Mickey and Minnie," says mielke.
It gives these kids a chance to see things they can't while in the crowd.
"They're like all over the place, touching the costumes they got to see, just overwhelmed looking at everything, asking questions," says Sarraea Schmelzer
Braedon finds a new character to love.
"Donald was a new one for him, He really enjoyed donald," says Mielke.
It's all part of disney on ice's effort to give back to the community and the performers had just as much fun as the kids.
"I was really excited because it's a really new experience for me to be part of an event like this," says Matthew Mclean.
And something the kids will be talking about for a long time to come.