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After 2 years of mental & physical hell, my daughter Francesca fought on against a virus that left her disabled.
She was a 16 yr old National athlete in 3 sports but her main being Irish Dancing.
The virus left her with some brain damage & she lost the use of her left leg from the knee down & her left arm from the elbow down.
Being a not give in person she learnt to walk again & after much falling over learnt to dance from the sound of her shoes & the feeling in her hip.
There have been many tears but she wouldn't give up.
I hope you can help me congratulate her as tonight she & her team have just won the World Irish Dance Championships in Boston, USA.

 

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Congratulations Francesca!!!
 

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I'm sure she couldn't have done that without the support of her family. Well done to ALL of you :tu:
 

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Congratulations to Francesca, her team mates and the proud parents as well! A wonderful testimony of human "will" and accomplishment! Francesca is a far better person than most of us. She got dealt a bad hand, but not in her mind. Instead she treated it like a mere inconvenience and through hard work and perseverance she has conquered this short fall! Francesca is not disabled, in fact she has shown that she is Enabled to do what ever she sets her mind to!

I can't tell you how much respect I have for her.

Francesca, you are my new hero! :gh:

Thank you for sharing with us.

Steve
 
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Bravo... BRAVO

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Francesca :gh: from a father and a grandfather :tu::tu:
 
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Congratulations Francesca, well deserved. If we could manage half of what you have achieved we would all be better for it. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Francesca...well done...may many blessings follow your courage into the future. A pat (and hug) on the back to a proud, and supportive, mom and dad.
 

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As someone with two left feet, I have always been amazed by the ability of people to do Irish Dancing. To be able to do it to World Champion status after all she has been through is amazing.

Francesca, you are incredible!


Lissa.
 

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Brilliant. Keep on keeping on Francesca.
 
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:Banane21:the achievement itself is impressing...the backstory is amazing...CONGRATS!!
 
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