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A story behind her, Talk about a life challenge, Her name Whitney Sue, an aspireing Prima Ballerina who was involved in an auto accident experiencing the same type injury that actor Christopher Reeves experienced (Broken Neck).
She was in an automobile accident 3 days after Richard Calmes (PBase member) took this shot She broke 2 vertabrae-same as actor, now deceased, Christopher Reeves.
She had to wear a halo device for 5 months.
It was screwed into her skull.
She could not shower or wash her hair for fear of infection.
After the halo came off, she wore a collar for 3 weeks.
She got the collar off on Monday (Recently).
Her extreme strength and conditioning are the reason she was not paralized the doctors say.
She wanted to take part in the shoot with the girls she has been so close to so Lisa (co-ordinater) put her in the pose you commented on.
Richard calls the pose the "I'm back" look.
(I call that pose stunning and it was created for her)
She is very well known throughout the USA and Europe as one of the most promising young dancers. She was going to Juliard this fall.
Now she has decided (wisely) to take the next year to get back in shape.
She will attend Georgia State and go to class every day.
You can see how beautiful she is.
And she is a beautiful person!

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Pauline03-Jun-2007 13:17
WhitneySue is not just as dancer but a living example of sheer determination. She's been through a lot but now she's back and shines even brighter if possible. I am in awe of all her accomplishments!!
I love the art of and anything connected to ballet!
It's nice when someone enjoys something as much as I do!
Thank you for your comment, you have good taste
Kees Terberg31-May-2007 14:41
Stunning! I love this series and I was pleasantly surprised to see the great Ms Jones back in action on Calmes' pages. This is a beautiful dedication. I am sure that she will shine like she has never shined before. Our best wishes go out to her and her future endeavours.
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