Polio Left This Girl in a Wheelchair. Now She’s Ready to Take the Stage

© Tim Vizer
© Tim Vizer

Keira Cromwell doesn’t let her disability get in the way of achieving her dreams. The 10-year-old actress contracted polio while living in Vietnam. Today she resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with her family, and is active in the city’s theater community. Recently she was cast as Chip the teacup in the local production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Although the fifth grader does use a wheelchair, costume designers cleverly fashioned it into a teacart and created a unique costume for the budding actress. The performance is put on by Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis, an organization that has helped thousands of kids with disabilities. Cromwell is one of 33 Variety kids participating in the production.

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Written By Beyond Polio