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Overcoming adversity

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It is amazing how one can overcome the adversities in life.

I received the following email with a movie file. I found the movie on YouTube, but felt I needed to include the words of the email:


In a Chinese modern dance competition on TV one very unique couple

won one of the top prizes. The lady, in her 30s, 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 was

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. 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."

When I watched this I didn't even realize that she was missing an

arm because I was focusing on the guy with only one leg. Really

quite amazing!

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