Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Amazing Dance

Received this video as an email attachment from a friend. It brought out strong emotions, yes, someone hand out some tissues for me, please? This is another fine example of what pure determination and strong will could do. Despite being handicapped. After watching this video, I don't see them as being handicapped at all. They have come far, and they will continue to go far in life.

Here's their story ...

In a Chinese
modern dance competition on TV, one very
unique couple won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30's, was a dancer
who had trained since she was a little girl. Later in life, she lost her entire
left arm in an accident and fell into a state of depression for a few
years. Someone then asked her to coach a Children's dancing group. From
that point on, she realized that she could not forget dancing. She still loved
to dance and wanted to dance again. So, she started to do some of her
old routines, but having lost her arm, she had also lost her balance. It took
a while before she could even make simple turns and spins without falling.

Then she heard of a man in his 20s who had lost a leg in an
accident. He had also fallen into the usual denial, depression, and anger
type of emotional roller coaster. But she determined to find him and persuade
him to dance with her. He had never danced, and to "dance with one
leg .... are you joking with me? No way!" But, she didn't give up,
and he reluctantly agreed thinking, "I have nothing else to do anyway."

She started to teach him dancing 101. The two broke up a
few times because he had no concept of using muscle, how to control his body,
and knew none of the basic things about dancing. When she became frustrated
and lost patience with him, he would walk out. Eventually, they came back
together and started training seriously. They hired a choreographer to design
routines for them. She would fly high (held by him) with both arms (a sleeve
for an arm) flying in the air. He could bend horizontally supported by one leg
with her leaning on him, etc. In the competition, as you will see, they
dance beautifully and they legitimately won the competition."

1 comment:

hitesh rawat said...

i have seen this one ......its amazing.....\,,,/

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