Exeter, NH Paralympian to Compete on ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Thanks to Dan, a Shark listener in Fremont, for cluing me in on THE most amazing contestant on Dancing With The Stars, Season 25. Victoria Arlen is from Exeter, NH. The story of her journey to “The Ballroom” is absolutely astounding.
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The Union Leader reports that the 22-year-old FOUR-TIME MEDALIST swimmer and ESPN broadcaster has been a huge fan of DWTS and has dreamed of this moment, since the darkest days of her childhood.
Spending four years in a vegetative state from the ages of 11-15, while battling two debilitating diseases, she was unable to speak and paralyzed from the waste down.
She regained the ability to walk again in 2015.
We Granite Staters (as well as the rest of the world) will all be rooting for Victoria for Season 25! The premiere episode airs live on ABC on Monday, September 18th.