9-year-old Shawnee, Kan., girl finally meets English pen pal

SHAWNEE, Kan. - A 9-year-old girl from Shawnee, Kan., finally met her pan pal from England and it was all thanks to kind people here in Kansas City.

Heidi Burke was born without hands or feet.

Through a program called ICAN, or International Child Amputee Network, she was partnered up with another 9-year-old who had lost limbs.

Ellie Challis, all the way from England, was her pen pal.

Heidi's mom Dawn was shocked at how many people in Kansas City donated money so the two girls could meet.
"People we don't even know...thank you," Dawn said.

Burke says it is an amazing feeling to see your child suddenly not feel different.

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