Inspiring story behind Alfonso Ribeiro dance-off at Shriners Hospital


GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — Brayden Dame was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC).

She weighed just 2lbs, 2 oz.

Before starting therapy at Shriners Hospital for Children, she had never put weight on her legs.

On Wednesday, May 18th, Brayden was able to do much more than that.

With some help, she tap danced with Alfonso Ribeiro.

Ribeiro is best known for playing Carlton on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  He also won season 14 of Dancing with the Stars.

He made a stop at the hospital while in Greenville for the BMW Charity Pro-Am.

“It was amazing.  She is God’s angel that he has given to us to take care of,” grandparents Joe and Dawn Dame said.

The family says Brayden goes to Shriners every other week and with each visit, her confidence — and ability improves.

Watch the video above to see the heartwarming dance-off.

There is a special chair that would make Brayden’s life much easier.

It costs around $40,000 and insurance won’t cover much.  If you would like to help the family, click here.

 

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