Woman with cerebral palsy turned away from nail salon gets pampered

(Source: WNEM)

After being turned away at a nail salon, a disabled Mid-Michigan woman received a little pampering.

A couple of women found out what happened and decided to set things right.

Angela Peters is many things – an artist, poet and even an entrepreneur.

Despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she continues to show others she can do it all.

“I want to bring awareness to people,” Peters said.

Earlier this week, she took issue with the services at a local nail salon inside the Walmart in Burton.

“When I went in there they denied me because they said I moved too much,” Peters said.

But she didn’t move too much for Ebony Harris, a Walmart employee who often speaks with Peters when she comes into the store.

“Found out what happened and I just asked her, ‘do you want me to do your nails?’ And she just started smiling and said yeah,” Harris said.

Together, Harris and Tasia Smith, who works inside the Walmart’s Subway, decided to give Peters the manicure she deserved.

Now they are hoping their actions will help spread an important message.

“If you see someone that’s going through something and they need help, help them,” Smith said.

“We’re not trying to bash anybody, anybody lose their business or anything, but create an awareness,” Harris said.

Peters could not be more grateful to her friends for coming out and helping her in her time of need.

“I’m making new friends at Walmart as well and they get to see my abilities too. So it’s awesome,” she said.

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