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Disabled Merrick student finds freedom in dance

Sixteen-year-old Abigail Penny loves to dance, but spina bifida — a disease that impairs mobility — prevents her legs from moving to the beat. Luckily, Dancing Dreams gives her the outlet she needs to pursue her passion.


Penny, an 11th-grader at Mepham High School, has been with the Bayside dancing studio since the age of 4. Joann Ferrara, 62, of Jericho, created Dancing Dreams to give disabled girls like Penny the chance to dance without fear of judgment.  Read the full article at L.I. Herald at http://liherald.com/stories/disabled-merrick-student-finds-freedom-in-dance,109913


Abigail Penny

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