Danelle Umstead will be hitting the dance floor in the arms of pro dancer Artem Chigvintsev, and a very special four-legged sidekick— her guide dog Aziza.
Aziza is tutu-ed up and ready to sashay
For Danelle, who has already conquered blindness, multiple sclerosis, and is a three-time Paralympic medalist in Alpine skiing, dancing in front of the world is just one more skill she is adding to an impressive roster. And Aziza will be beside her every step of the way.
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Even if you’re not a big fan of ballroom dancing, you’re going to want to tune in and see how they work Aziza into the act each performance!
Danelle’s first selfie with Aziza
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#blindselfie well I tried to do a selfie with Aziza. ? #blindgirlproblems This is my 10th consecutive year,on the National Team. And coming to the Olympic training center, here in Colorado Springs. Everytime I walk the halls, workout in the gym I am always honored to be a part of this amazing place #TeamUSA @usparalympics Here for short time for some testing and then we leave tomorrow for our next stop…… . . . #blindgirl #blind #seeingeyedog #multiplesclerosis #guidedogaziza
I mean, this girl is a winner every day. Let’s see how far #teamblindfaith can take it on Dancing with the Stars.
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