Esperanza From Raising Dion (Yellow Cartoon) Not All Actors Use Stairs Pillow
A yellow cartoon drawing or illustration of Esperanza (Dion's best friend) in her wheelchair from the Netflix live action show Raising Dion with a shirt that says "Not All Actors Use Stairs".
Hopefully by Sammi being on Raising Dion she is able to help remove the stigma that people with disabilities cannot star in major TV shows, and inspire other young kids with disabilities that want to act to pursue their dreams!
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Too many TV and Movie character roles that have a disability are played by able-bodied actors, when there are talented actors with that very same disability! No one is saying we let someone who CANNOT act play a part just because of a disability, but today it is commonplace to not even consider people with disabilities as possible actors for those parts.
It is similar to how in the past white actors would play all the parts, even the non-white characters, by putting on makeup. That is just not acceptable today, and neither should the same thing be done to people with disabilities.
Sammi has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (O.I.) Type III or “Brittle Bone Disease”, and so she uses a wheelchair.
The rights to this original design of Sammi as a yellow cartoon are fully owned by her father Matt Haney (who also plays her father on the show in 1 short scene).
Netflix is allowing me to sale this design online, it is not available in stores. However, Netflix has not endorsed the sale or distribution of this product (it is not an official Netflix product).
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