10 year old, Eliahna García, was one of the 19 children and 2 adults senselessly killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022. On June 6, two days after her birthday, her parents will bury Eliahna instead of having a birthday party for her.
Disney’s Costuming team reached out to the family when they heard that Eliahna, who also went by Ellie, was a huge fan of Disney’s most recent hit film, Encanto. Disney sent a near replica of the dress worn by Isabella Madrigal in the film. The purple dress is adorned with lilac flowers, ruffles, and butterflies much like the dress in the film.
Along with the dress, the Disney Costuming team sent keepsakes for the family as well: butterflies for the sisters, lilac flowers from the dress, and a swatch of fabric from the dress.
Ellie’s mother read a note on a Facebook video from Disney costuming to the four surviving sisters that read: “We heard you love Encanto, too. You may notice how important butterflies are in the movie, they represent magic, hope, and family among many other things. We gave Ellie a butterfly and wanted all of her sisters to have one too. Fly until you find your way towards tomorrow.”
This was a very thoughtful and meaningful gift bestowed upon Ellie’s family in the wake of this tragedy. The family also got a message from Adassa, the voice of Dolores Madrigal in Encanto, expressing her condolences for Ellie’s loss. In the Facebook video, the family seemed very appreciative of the gift for Ellie from Disney. Hopefully, this gift will give them some comfort at what must be an unimaginable and incredibly heartbreaking time of their lives.
Our sincerest thoughts go out to Ellie’s family and friends and all the families of the victims of the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.
Source: My San Antonio
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