Olesia dances in her wheelchair

Wheelchair dancing Photo: Mark Van Mane / PNG

Wheelchair dancing
Photo: Mark Van Mane / PNG

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

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Olesia has cerebral palsy. She is 35 years old.

Olesia has difficulty speaking. People thought she was not very capable.

They were wrong.

Olesia dances in her wheelchair.

Read the PDF. Try the Exercise.

Visit the links:

A dancer invented a new wheelchair just for dancing.

There are wheelchair dance competitions. Click here to watch.

A perfect wedding dance in a wheelchair.

She started dancing in 2000. She has won six awards.

Andy Wong is her teacher. He has a studio in Richmond.

Olesia is also a journalist, a rock climber and a poet. Her book of poetry is called Dancing with the Stars.

Olesia’s wheelchair is 13 years old. It’s broken. She needs a new one.

“A good wheelchair for me is as important as good shoes for A sportsman,” says Olesia.

Olesia wants to buy a new wheelchair. She needs donations to help her.