Untapped Dancer Story: A Lot to Fight For

Madeline Stanhope

Canastota • New York

I have overcome many obstacles over the past 5 years. I've always had a burning passion for dance, when I dance I feel like I belong, and I feel safe. I injured my back dancing in 2012. I went to many physical therapy sessions, strengthening my back every day at home, it was holding me back. After five months of hard work, my back was pain free. I had to fight really hard for back flexibility, devoting all my time to gaining back my flexibility and becoming the dancer I've always wanted to be. There's still a lot more for me to fight for though!

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