High School Teen Stars In 'Wizard Of Oz' - And Her Little Dog, Too!

April 10, 2019

Erin Bischoff never expected to land the lead role in her high school's production of "The Wizard Of Oz."

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Credit: CBS News

Erin is a 17-year-old student at Hasbrouck Heights High School in New Jersey. She has a genetic disorder known as brittle bond disease, and uses a wheelchair. In her 17 years, Erin has had over 100 bone fractures and 10 surgeries.

Four years ago, Erin was matched with her first service dog, Gauge, a 6-year-old golden retriever.

So, the school rewrote some of the play just for Gauge - since he was a little larger than the basket-fitting version of Toto.

But Erin's mom, Michelle, always saw her daughter as a star.

"She makes me a better person," Michelle said, adding "the only limits you set are the one you set upon yourself."

Watch the video below.

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