Local girl with rare disorder meets Elmo

By WKTV News

DEERFIELD, N.Y.(WKTV) A local youngster with a rare blood disorder got to see her favorite Sesame Street characters Tuesday night.

Elmo and Cookie Monster spent some time with Ella Gianotti, who is just over a year old.

She visited the WKTV studios while Cookie Monster and Elmo were appearing as Newstalk guests.

Ella's mother said she wasn't able to be out in public because she is so vulnerable to sickness.

She also said that visiting with the Sesame Street celebrities helps to keep her spirits up.

"What do they say laughter is the best medicine," said Annmarie Gianotti her mother. "I'm hoping for a good reaction when she gets to see Elmo."

The two Sesame Street characters are in town for a performance at the Stanley for Sesame Street Live's "Elmo Makes Music" Thursday at the Stanley at 10:30 am or 6:30 p.m.

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