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Mike's story - Page 3

 
 
My Danalee died peacefully in my arms, knowing she had brought nothing but joy to everyone who knew her. "I hope you dance," she wrote to me before she died. But I didn't dance. I dove into deep despair, and then... at 5 a.m. on February 1, 2007 she danced back to me in a dream. Dana danced a grand jete across a brilliant sky of sparkling green stars, and later that day, her sister, Belinda, unaware of the dream, brought me a lovely ceramic urn she had created for her sister inscribed with the words: "I'm waiting for you, dancing in the stars." Dana was, indeed, dancing very nearby.

She led me to rediscover the Butterfly Ballet Pendant I designed for Dana's birthday back in 1984. I felt this might become a new symbol of hope for Ovarian Cancer. Dana loved unique jewelry so I sculpted the Pas de Trois (Dance for Three) pendant of wax and cast it in old dental gold to celebrate her passion for dance. It was a one-of-a-kind necklace for a one-of-a-kind woman. It is now the centerpiece for my new company, Butterfly Ballet. Danalee's Butterfly Ballet is raising awareness and funding for Ovarian Cancer research and fostering the love of dance. My beautiful Danalee now dances for you.

Read Danalee's Story  |  Read "Mike Meets Annie" | Read "Life's Dance Ranch"
 

Raising awareness for ovarian cancer and promoting the love of dance.


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