Mary’s letter about her ACL

I thought I would share Mary’s note to NCYTE, her tap company, in North Carolina.  It’s a bit ragged and disjointed as she wrote it at 2:30am, but I think its pure Mary…  -brian

 

Hey Everyone,

 

On Friday the 3rd of October I tore my ACL in half when I hyper extended my right leg during a kick routine at the pep rally. The worst part is they told me for sure it wasn’t my ACL at first and then last Saturday I went and got an MRI and on Monday they told me it was for sure my ACL.

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I have kind of been in a mental shock for the past couple of days so if I haven’t replied to emails, text messages, or phone calls I am so sorry. The whole thing has kind of been an emotional roller coaster because at this point I’m wondering why this happened to me.

This is when I realized everything happens for a reason whether you like it or not.

So far I’ve learned how being a leader on the drill team is more than just the dancing, it also has to do with moral support and supporting your team. And just as I am supporting my dance team back here in Texas ya’ll also have my full support. I believe in all of you and this past year was one of the best years of my life and I owe it all to you guys.

My passion is dance and once that was taken away from me I was devastated but ya know it really made me appreciate dance so much more. I’m hoping I will be out of rehabilitation sooner than the 6 months, which shouldn’t be hard especially if I do my exercises.

I’m scared and mostly for the shots and the laughing gas more than the actual surgery which it so weird I know. But on the positive side I hurt myself doing what I love to do and plus that was the best high kick I had ever done in my life.  It was like all the way up to my head.  It was so weird that everyone thought that I had kicked myself in the face and that’s why I was limping off the middle of the floor. haha I was like no that’s definitely not what happened, I wish.

Well I’m gonna go to bed because I’m exhausted because I just got back from the football game that I wasn’t able to perform at. Wish me luck I should be getting my surgery in about 2-3 weeks. Thank y’all so much for everything and I hope to see y’all really soon and I’m hoping I can do some dancing in the Carolina theater show.

I love all of y’all even those that don’t know me yet. Good luck this year.  I wish I was with you guys.


Mary Doerr

Your tap dancing friend