Rising Stars is a dance program that I direct for children with neuromuscular disorders. It is a non-profit organization funded solely on a grant from community donors. Currently, the Rising Stars program consists of five dancers and nine volunteers. The dancers range in age from 5 to 16 and have varying limitations. Volunteers help the girls with limited mobility to move their arms, wheelchairs, and walkers, as well as choreograph dances for the recital at the end of the year.