Thursday, May 29, 2008

So you think you can dance

Brett Banford, a 25-year-old Salt Lake City man who has Down syndrome, earned a standing ovation yesterday on Fox television’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” and used his appearance to advocate on behalf of all people with disabilities.
“I’m just here to prove to people that people with disabilities can actually have a normal life and live it. And that’s what I’m here to represent,” Banford said to audience cheers, after a dance routine full of martial arts and smiles. The judges did not advance Banford to the next level of competition, but described his efforts as “inspirational.”


Grandma Bethany said...

Brett is truly an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this story.

kEnNedY said...

I watched this tivo-ed at one of my friends houses- it was super cute and had a great message!