Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Duo proves infirmities can't stop the music

Disabilities don't limit pianist or dancer from jointly performing 'Taptoe Through the Tulips' 

Nancy Fox, who is celebrating 20 years of being breast cancer free, marked her recent 75th birthday in a unique — and extra-special — way.

My wife, in effect the heroine of my new book, "Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner's breast cancer," wanted to promote the idea that disabilities can't stop folks from doing what they love.

Nancy Fox (left) and Maree Gilmore.
Nancy's hard of hearing. Despite that problem, she plays the piano at numerous senior facilities — and, all listeners seem to agree, makes the 88 keys resonate extremely well.

Her partner for the unusual gig at the Kindred Nursing and Traditional Care rehab center in Greenbrae was Maree Gilmore, a resident there who'd been confined to a wheelchair.

An ex-hoofer and dance teacher, she proved that her toes and tap shoes can still be enormously active at age 83.

You can check out “Taptoe Through the Tulips” at http://youtu.be/Y7N8QJ8PlE8. It's definitely worth 3:07 of your life.

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