Healthy Living

Teen with Neurovascular Muscular Dystrophy Competes in Ballroom Dancing Competition

Her parents had supported her throughout her entire journey

Throughout this entire journey, Ariel's main support system was her parents, who are not only proud of her but are also humbled by her resilience. “To have a child so sick she couldn’t get to school, suffering from pain and fever, to see her brought out of her crippling illness with ballroom, it was miraculous,” says her mother Melanie Mayer.

Photo: Ariel Mayer By Melanie Barocas