The nonprofit called Infinite Flow hosts classes, dances, and inclusive programs for kids and adults alike—and touts itself as the first professional wheelchair dance company in the world.
The founder herself, Marisa Hamamoto, used to be confined to a wheelchair when a rare disease called spinal cord infarction left her paralyzed from the neck down in 2006. Two months after the diagnosis, however, she regained her mobility and was able to walk out of the hospital so she could pick up her career as a professional dancer once more.
Then, eight years later, she stumbled upon wheelchair dancing at the Abilities Expo in Los Angeles.
“When I discovered wheelchair dancing in 2014 … I couldn’t believe how underdeveloped it was,” Hamamoto told Good News…
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