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Support Concussion Research at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
About My Campaign
Thank you for remembering our beloved Emma.
Emma loved dancing, teaching, physical therapy and the medical field, travelling, friends, family. She was bilingual, bicultural and moved easily between her French life and her American one.
Emma was a beautiful dancer who loved to share her passion with students. She had passed the highest Advanced 2 level Royal Academy of Dance Exam. She could find something positive to say to each dancer she taught or knew, even rambunctious three year olds in tap shoes, encouraging them and finding their strengths.
Emma’s strengths included both Arts and Sciences. She was a bright student in a combined bachelor’s/ doctorate of physical therapy program at Muhlenberg College and Thomas Jefferson University.
Emma suffered severe migraines from a concussion which never resolved. We will remember about Emma’s passing the tremendous quiet strength she had for so long, and the effort that took. We will remember how important it was to Emma that every dancer be included, how she loved to teach and how her students flourished with her, how she worked hard, how she believed in kindness. We will remember how beautiful she was to watch dance, how she carried herself, how she smiled. We will remember laughing together at life’s ironies, playing card games, travelling in our old Eurovan to the national parks and in Europe. We’ll remember her wit, her intelligence, her dedication, her grace. Mostly, we will continue to love her tremendously.
At just 19, Emma had so much still to offer the world. We hope funds donated in her name will one day help other dancers to have an easier path.
Marilyn, Yvan, and Ashley
This campaign supports: Harkness Dance Injury Fund for Care of Indigent Dancers
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