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A Hallowe'En Hanky Warning

Offbeat  (tags: politics, children, Hallowe'en, Halloween costumes, disabilities, goodnews )

- 1333 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. Something a little serious for Hallowe'en.


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Sue H (7)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 8:29 am
Wonderful story, thanks for sharing.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 9:16 am
AWWW Very touching

Jim Phillips (3247)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 11:32 am
A Hallowe’en Hanky Warning - Oct 31 2015

A heart warming and excellent story about Jerrensia, her Mother, Jen Kroll and the ad Target had advertised on Halloween costumes. What normalizing disabilities through media and through advertising can accomplish, not just for kids wih disabilities, but for everyone else in the world. People tend to see the disabilities, not the person. We need to change our perspectives through education.

Target has 1,799 stores in the United States; 38 distribution centers in the United States.


Lona Goudswaard (66)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 11:52 am
Thanks Joanne for this wonderful story. It was good to read that this wasn't a one off and that Target had included a boy with Down syndrome in 2012. Let's hope they do it every year from now on, making every kid feel included in Halloween.

Pat B (356)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 12:58 pm
This is truly such a heartwarming story!! Loved this, and so glad to see that this is getting attention with major store outlets regarding our people with disabilities. Adorable, sweet picture of little Miss Jerrensia too. Hope that she and her family have a delightful Halloween! Rock on with Elsa!

Thanks, Joanne for this.

Animae C (509)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 2:07 pm
Thanx Joanne

Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 2:34 pm
I am copying Nameless's comment here because it adds so much (k=live links on PP):

In a similar vein, I've seen at least three newstories where parents have transformed wheelchairs into very cool Cinderella Carriages and Star War ships.

Huge hugs for turning lemons into lemonade!

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 4:28 pm
Read with delight, that Target shows compassion for our people with disabilities. Little Miss Jerrensia is so cute a
little princess with her big bright smile. I am hoping she is having a wonderful Halloween evening.
There should be more corporations doing things that are fun and cute for the little ones that are disabled.
Thank you Joanne.

David C (75)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 7:08 pm

Vivian B (169)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 9:09 pm
The trip you take may end up in Denmark! Nice place, just different. People with other-abled children know what I mean.

Vivian B (169)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 9:10 pm
Oops. Hit the button and didn't mean to.
Thank you, Joanne, for posting this. It really hits home for me!

Edith B (146)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 9:22 pm
Thanks for posting. This is what needs to be done, everywhere. A big bravo to Target

Lynn S (235)
Saturday October 31, 2015, 10:47 pm
I grew up with a grandfather who was a paraplegic from the age of 3. I grew up with kids who were blind and/or mobility challenged. That was in the 50s and 60s when unfortunately things were different, more restrictive in many ways. But we made our way through playtime etc our way.

Things have changed for the better and I am very glad that life continues to change for the better.

I'm glad you were able to post this J/D.

JL A (281)
Sunday November 1, 2015, 7:29 am
Thanks Joanne!

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday November 1, 2015, 10:02 am
It doesn't take much to be thoughtful of others and to make them feel inclusive and to make their day in general. I have seen some other ads along the way with children in wheelchairs, not sure if it was the same company or not and I found it refreshing. They need to do this a little more frequently.

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday November 1, 2015, 1:58 pm
Thanks, Joanne.
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