There was a video that went viral a while back in RaccoonTV that showcased the plight and amazing courage of athletes with disabilities – and that it NEVER slowed them down:
It was basically an unaired Superbowl ad from the Adaptive Training Foundation along with Doritos, and within in it included one very special lady: Eve Fruge. She was born in September18, 2011 – and to her parents – she was a miracle baby. While still in the womb and the size of an adult’s pinky finger, she survived a rupture of the amniotic sac, which happened when she was at only 6 weeks gestation. Eve lost her right leg and left arm. She was born with only one badly clubbed left leg and bands inside the placenta removed two fingers from her right hand.
But that didn’t stop her – nor diminish her drive to live. Even to this day.
But that’s not all; according to her folks, she also an honorary Finale Girl for the finale of Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade that’s ending soon!
For those not aware; the Main Street Electrical Parade is a regularly scheduled parade, created by Bob Jani and project director Ron Miziker, famous for its long run at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. It features floats and live performers covered in thousands of electronically controlled lights and a synchronized soundtrack triggered by radio control along key areas of the parade route. The parade has also spun off several other versions that ran or continue to run at Disney parks around the world.
Currently, an updated version runs at Tokyo Disneyland as the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights. In 2014, Hong Kong Disneyland premiered a spiritual successor to the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Paint the Night Parade, which, like its predecessor, features “Baroque Hoedown” as its theme song. An extended version of Paint the Night premiered at Disneyland on May 22, 2015 as part of the park’s 60th anniversary celebration.
The original Disneyland copy of the parade ran at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom as “Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade” from June 5, 2010 to October 9, 2016, when it closed in preparation for a limited-time run at Disneyland which started January 20, 2017 and was planned to run through June 18, 2017, marking the 45th anniversary of the parade. However, as of March 31, 2017, due to popular demand, Disneyland has announced the parade is scheduled to continue playing until August 20, 2017.
Over 40 years of bombastic experiences culminating in August 20, 2017!
DL Fruge, Eve’s dad has graciously supplied us with some footage including her in the upcoming end of the night parade:
Impressive, isn’t it?
“My daughter who is 5 has a prosthetic leg and a prosthetic arm. She loves to wave to EVERYONE not just princesses. She loved waving to the Finale Girls (technical name) so we made her a light up outfit for the final week of Disney’s Electrical Parade (Formerly called Main Street Electrical Parade in the 1970’s).” DL Fruge said as he proudly shows pictures of little Eve wearing a colorfully lighted costume that complimented the Finale Girls of the parade.
And the Finale Girls were in ABSOLUTE DELIGHT!
Here’s a few snaps supplied by DL Fruge:
Now THAT is what I call a Princess!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from people like her: life is to be lived to the fullest, and that nothing big or small should get in the way of it.
Also, a big “Thank you” to Disney for over 40 years of Main Street’s Electrical Parade!
Author: Richard R. for RaccoonTV
All photos and videos of Eve Fruge provided by DL Fruge and used with permission