Kiddo Grace thought she was going to have to change schools. That was the only thing she could think of that would allow her to avoid the dreaded maypole dance she'd otherwise be required to perform in. Actually, it’s a beautiful dance … unless you’re unable to skip and weave about and curtsey like your fellow dancers.
So Grace and Miss Teresa got to work, incorporating the dancing skills – balance, skipping, pivoting – into her weekly physical therapy treatment. There were many tears of anxiety about the performance but, as you can see in the video, all that hard work paid off. Grace was able to successfully – *flawlessly* – navigate the maypole dance in front of the assembled guests without missing a single step. And the experience of working towards and accomplishing a goal – an extremely challenging one at that! – has carried over big time. Other obstacles just don’t look so intimidating anymore. “You guys – [Children’s TherAplay] – did that,” says her mother Deborah. "I'm so proud of her and thankful for everyone's help. My heart could just burst!!" Ours too, Deborah.
Enjoy watching Grace – wearing glasses and a pink dress – as she reaches her goal. And be sure to congratulate her in the Comments section below. #KudosFoKiddos #hippotherapy