A stricken dancer and the walker she uses to create ballet | Stu Bykofsky – Philly

 

A 2005 injury shattered her dream of becoming a ballerina. Four years later, multiple sclerosis stole her ability to walk.

Danielle Bourgeon, who had been a dancer for most of her life, was forced to use an ugly aluminum walker. She fell into depression and self-pity.

That lasted a while, but eventually she was able to walk again. That’s when Danielle decided to make lemonade, if you get my drift.

Always a dancer in spirit, she is creating a ballet, “Made Stronger,” about her “journey with multiple sclerosis,” she tells me. Her purpose is to encourage others who are suffering, and her stroke of genius was to incorporate her walker.

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/ms-multiple-sclerosis-ballet-dancer-aluminum-walker-danielle-bourgeon-stu-bykofsky-20180717.html?mobi=true

I applaud Danielle Bourgeon for what she is doing to bring awareness to multiple sclerosis.

As I see it any movement is a defiant Act to this disease.

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