With everything going on in Lauren Bush’s life, nobody would blame her if her spirits were low.
The 10-year-old has a rare bone condition and unexpectedly lost her father less than a year ago, so life has been tough. But Lauren is an amazingly tough little girl. She radiates joy and positivity every day, even through her grief. And she shines her brightest when she’s doing what she loves most.
That love is dancing, and it’s not what most people with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, would choose to pursue. Lauren’s disease makes her bones extremely fragile, so she has to use a wheelchair to minimize breaks.
Despite the risks, Lauren has attended Mrs. Jenkins Dance Academy in Columbia, South Carolina, for the past two years. There, she’s learned nothing can keep her from moving to the beat of the music — not even her wheelchair.
Since a video of her hip-hop dance routine went viral, she has inspired millions with her obvious passion and dedication.
In the video, we see Lauren dancing from her wheelchair with as much, if not more energy than her peers. She nails every move, clearly in her element and loving every second of it. Watching her, you can’t help but grin. It’s no wonder the owner of the dance academy, Stephanie Jenkins, has only good things to say.
“Lauren has an overcoming spirit and lives and loves life to the fullest,” Stephanie said. “She has had multiple surgeries and fractures. And each time she works hard to get back to a place where she can enjoy life and get back to doing the thing that she loves.”
Anyone searching for a reason to smile today need look no further than this incredibly strong girl. You rock, Lauren! Keep being you, and never stop dancing.
Watch as Lauren busts a move in the video below, and share to spread her positive spirit!
Happy National Dance Day! 💗🖤💗🖤💗🖤#mjdaIsLove #MJDA #NationalDanceDayChoreography by: @ruby_said_it
Posted by Mrs. Jenkins Dance Academy on Saturday, July 27, 2019
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