Alvin Ailey Dance Camp Gives Disadvantaged Teens a Way to Shine

Alvin Ailey Dance Camp Gives Disadvantaged Teens a Way to Shine

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Fighting multiple sclerosis since he was 8 years old, Jahi Gibson was unable to defend himself while growing up in a crime-ridden neighborhood.

Weeks of physical therapy had helped him walk again after MS temporary paralyzed him from the neck down. This was his chance to not only walk better, but to even dance.

Jahi is among 1,000 young teens in nine cities picked for a free summer camp led by the world-famous New York dance company, each teen facing personal challenges that would seem overwhelming to the average adult.

(READ the story from TODAY.com)

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