Friday, September 27, 2013

Best Story of the Day: From the Mind of a Dancer, A New Kind of Wheelchair That Helps the Disabled Dance

What a beautiful story. 

From the mind of a dancer to those whose bodies have challenges that able-bodied people cannot imagine.

"The kids released their wheelchairs and leg braces, the sticks that help them see and the iPads that help them speak, and piled them in a corner."


(Dear newspapers-please do not code your videos to replay as the blog loads-it is SO ANNOYING and I for one, will strip out such videos out of all posts and just link.) 

"They went to Merry Lynn Morris, with her twisting blond hair and legs like a ballerina in a jewelry box. She helped them stretch and rubbed their bellies."

"Reach your arms all the way up," she said.

"Look to the sky, and say thank you!" "Morris is a dance professor at the University of South Florida, and more recently, an inventor. She was introducing kids with spina bifida and cerebral palsy to a chair she dreamed up. On this weekend in their class, the chair would let them dance. Not pretend to dance, not be pulled by a dancer, but actually dance."