My Big Date at the Dance
I want to thank all of you who tuned in to watch me on television showing off my dance moves, and most of all, those who voted for me. As a show of support, Teva Neuroscience made a generous donation of $100,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which will go a long way in helping the multiple sclerosis (MS) community. Not too shabby!
I’m not going to lie — the practices and rehearsals were really tough. But as many of you may have guessed, I’m not the type to run away from challenges. I like trying new things and pushing my limits. I’m also pretty competitive, whether in a dancing competition or in business. In all honesty, this competition took as much effort and discipline as some of my biggest challenges on Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie. I think it’s really important for everyone, especially those who have a health challenge like relapsing-remitting MS as I do, to set goals and work to reach them. They don’t have to be super lofty goals or require a lot of exertion — it’s really about what feels right and comfortable for you.
I know from talking to my doctors that exercise is essential to helping me manage my relapsing-remitting MS. I learned a while back that yoga is a really good, low-impact way to help manage my relapsing-remitting MS, and I realize what a great workout dancing is too! It has really helped me stay fit. I was sore in a whole new set of muscles, but in a good way! I realize not everyone with MS will be able to dance. The disease affects everyone differently, and some people have more challenges than others. What I really wanted to take away from dancing was to show people that those of us with MS aren’t immobile and we don’t shy away from exercise. People with MS can still enjoy their lives and reach for their goals, whether large or small.
Thanks again for the tremendous support. I hope you enjoyed my time on the dancing competition as much as I did. I feel proud to have been a part of such a wonderful experience, and now, on to the next challenge!
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This online documentary series highlights Jack’s inspiring journey with relapsing-remitting MS — and how he doesn’t let it control his life!
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