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Girl turned away from fair rides because of disability gets another chance

As she opened a gift basket pulling out goodies, 8-year-old Alissa Warren had no idea what was in store for her. As she opened a gift basket pulling out goodies, 8-year-old Alissa Warren had no idea what was in store for her.
Dianne says she and her family are overwhelmed by the kindness shown to Alissa, who gets no government help. Dianne says she and her family are overwhelmed by the kindness shown to Alissa, who gets no government help.
(WMC-TV) - A young girl turned away from the rides at the Dyer County Fair for her disability is now getting a chance to ride, thanks to some generous deputies.

As she opened a gift basket pulling out goodies, 8-year-old Alissa Warren had no idea what was in store for her.

Madison County Sheriff's Office responded in a big way. They made sure Alissa would get to enjoy the county fair after she was denied in Dyer County.

"Luckily everybody we talked to took that a step above," said Madison Co Sheriff Deputy Rebecca Harlan. "The sheriff decided to let us present it to her in uniform and West Tennessee state fair provided the free passes for her."

Alissa was not only given free tickets to the Madison County Fair but money for the night and new toys.

"I'm just overwhelmed ... I'm just thankful that something good came out of this," said the mother, Dianne Warren. "I just hope all children are seen for the beautiful creations they are."

Dianne says her daughter was let down when Dyer County fair officials denied her access to rides. Read the original story here

"[Alissa] can do anything she sets her mind to. She has the same heart and same feelings as everybody else," said Harlan. 

Dianne says she and her family are overwhelmed by the kindness shown to Alissa, who gets no government help.

"We don't depend on that. Definitely do not teach her to depend on anything in life being easy," said Dianne. 

Dianne says she hopes this incident teaches everyone a life lesson.

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