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Disney-inspired princesses bring joy to children affected by coronavirus

Posted at 3:37 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:42:03-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Megan Wright’s canceled trip to Disney World inspired her to connect with families whose plans and daily lives have been disrupted by the coronavirus.

Wright owns Meg’s Magical Moments Parties, a service which brings Disney-inspired princesses to different events. Since the spread of the virus led to the shutdown of schools and businesses, she’s been making videos dressed as people’s favorite princesses to help brighten the mood of children.

“I just wanted to be able to bring joy and excitement and give it to others,” said Wright.

Wright said she originally sent videos to families who had also canceled their trips to Disney, but as more people found out about what she was doing, her inbox started filling with requests. She’s expanded her services to allow people to schedule video calls with their favorite characters.

“Staying at home, not being able to have our normal routine and schedule has been really rough for our family," Wright said. "I can only imagine all the other families that are going through the same thing."

Wright said the positive response she’s received from the videos has inspired her to make some addressing the impact the coronavirus is having on some children. She and her seven-year-old daughter Hannah are creating a video where one of the princesses works to cope with her feelings and confusion about the coronavirus.

“Hopefully, having this video out helps be able to work through some of the emotions that they're having when they see their favorite character working through the same emotions and problems,” said Wright.

The videos can be found on Meg’s Magical Moments Parties Facebook page. Families can also contact Wright through the page to request a personalized message.

Wright isn’t currently charging for the personalized videos or video calls. She said it’s because she understands COVID-19 has had financial impacts on families and she doesn’t want money to be a limiting factor in bringing happiness to a child.

Meg’s Magical Moments Parties is accepting donations. A portion of the donations will go to Hannah’s Care Packages, a non-profit which delivers care packages to parents with sick children in hospitals.