Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dancer With Down Syndrome

Another highly inspiring story this week is about Nicole Smith. She's more graceful than a swan on the ballroom dance floor and yes, she has Down syndrome. It makes me wonder what Matthew's passion will be.

Excerpts from the article:
Doctors told Diane and Mike Smith that their daughter would probably never walk, talk, read, or dance.

Nicole was six-years-old when her parents noticed her love for music, so they enrolled her in a dance class.

“I realized how talented she was right from the beginning and we got through so much material in her first few lessons that we started to work on shows almost right away,” says her instructor and partner Pabaka.

“It takes her twice as long and twice the effort to be able to do what she does and she pushes through all of that,” says Diane.

Read the full article and watch the video to be inspired.


skysenshi said...

Wow, that really sounds inspiring. I'm going to take a look at the full article now. Thanks for this! :)

Tina said...

Wow thanks for sharing this. Gives us so much Hope, feel so positive about all the possibilities that lie ahead for our kids....nothing is impossible!!