MK 354 Spring 2010

April 26, 2010

A Dancer’s Dream

Filed under: blog #10, Uncategorized — Jackies blah-g @ 12:28 pm

               Across the nation, people with cerebral palsy are trying to live normal lifestyles. United Cerebral Palsy is an organization that provides services and support for people with disabilities in order to live a life without limits.

                Recently in Dubuque, Iowa, the Telegraph Herald published a story about a girl named Challes Reese who has set out to change her situation. Parade Magazine published an article about Reese on March 21 about how she overcame cerebral palsy to join her high school’s dance team.  Since that article was released, Reese has received phone calls, e-mails, and gifts congratulating her on her achievements from people all over the nation.

                Cards arrived at her home thanking Reese for her inspirational story and showing others that it is possible to follow a dream.  Reese’s favorite gifts thus far have been a fleece blanket with images of ballerinas on it. Her story has touched many hearts.

                For the next year, Reese isn’t sure about continuing dance because there may not be a coach. She has set her eyes on joining the cheerleading team at the high school instead.  Stories like these affirm UCP and their mission to help people help themselves.


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