Besides the Fairytale “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Andersen – one doesn’t tend to associate Ballet Dancers with Soldiers – although there are in fact, more similarities in our training than one might have imagined.
Nothing is more gratifying than when people with multiple traumatic injuries tells us that we have helped them to return to a meaningful life by minimizing the impact of their physcial and/ or mental impairments.
“I’ve increased my quality of life and faith in myself.”
– Physically wounded soldier who lost 3 centimetres in height when his spine was crushed when driving over a roadside bomb in Afghansitan resulting in neurological and spinal damage.
“ DWWP has given me the peace and understanding within my body that I have hungered for since I sustained my injuries.”
– Civilian with multiple injuries and Post Traumatic Stress.
“I feel so lucky to have been apart of the DWWP since day 1 when Jojo and Jessie walked into the hospital.”
– Soldier lost both legs, 5 fingers and sustained severe damage to both arms when standing on IED bomb in Afghanistan.