On the last Tuesday in July of 2014, Tho rolled in to TangoHappyHour in his wheelchair. He said he came to dance, and he's been doing so with us nearly every Tuesday since! This past Tuesday marked 3 years. Three years?! What do you think about that, Tho? "It's unbelievable how much I've improved!" Tho said.
Tho is so determined to improve his walking that in May, he applied for and received a grant from the Plus One Foundation to fund one-on-one intensive TangoStride sessions. He was awarded enough to get him going with six 1-hour sessions over the course of six weeks. Even from the beginning of each hour to the end, Tho notices tremendous improvement. He works hard, and says that the one-on-one sessions allow him to challenge his strengths and improve on his weaknesses at his own pace and then some. Congratulations, Tho!
Tho, we salute your hard work and tenacity and all of the hope and inspiration you have given so many people to face challenges -- mobility and otherwise -- in their lives. Happy 3 Year TangoVersary, Tho, and here's to many more!