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'Dancing With The Stars' cast gets special visit from girl with disorder

Tori Scott (left) takes a picture with 'Dancing With The Stars' contestant Shawn Johnson in this photo from November 2012. The 7 year old, who has spent most of her life dealing with the rare genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, is a big fan of the show.

November 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The competitors on "Dancing With The Stars" may be striving to perfect their steps, but their real focus is on the fans. The stars got a special visit this week from a young girl dealing with a rare genetic disorder.

After seven years and 14 1/2 seasons, the show has earned a legion of loyal followers. One of them is 7-year-old Tori Scott.

Tori has spent most of her life dealing with neurofibromatosis. But she doesn't let that slow her down. Tori has her own website, torigaga.com, and every week she becomes a "judge" for her favorite show.

"She has her own show and she rates the dancers," said contestant Kirstie Alley. "She records her critiques of the dancers and why she gives them the scores."

Tori got the VIP treatment this week at the show, thanks to Ricki Lake. She took pictures with her favorite stars and added many names to her autograph book.