Healthy Living

Teen with Neurovascular Muscular Dystrophy Competes in Ballroom Dancing Competition

Mayer credits the hospital that diagnosed her for giving her the strength to win

Ariel will continue to dance and pursue her ultimate goal of becoming an actor, dancer, and singer.  She often credits the time she was in the children’s hospital that first diagnosed her with neurovascular muscular dystrophy for her success. What she learned there has given her the strength and motivation to find a way to pursue her dreams, despite her disease. She commented, “Every child has something terribly wrong with them. But they’re still kids who more than anything to get better. I learned from listening to and observing them how to stay strong and keep your dreams alive when your body is weak.”

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