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Double leg amputation didn’t keep injured worker from making dance troupe

Double leg amputation didn’t keep injured worker from making dance troupe

So he thought he could dance. (And, apparently, so did everybody else.)

The newest member of New Orleans’s famous and wackiest all-male dance troupe made the team despite having lost his legs in an industrial accident three years ago, The Times-Picayune reported Monday.

Jason Homer tried out for the Mardi Gras dance “krewe” 610 Stompers earlier in August and received word Sunday that he’ll be boogieing down the city’s St. Charles Avenue, donning the group’s 1970s-inspired terry-cloth headbands, athletic shorts and moustache for the upcoming Carnival parade season, the newspaper reported.

At the urging of his wife, Mr. Homer auditioned for the exclusive troupe, known for its lively, silly, pelvic-thrusting moves and wild antics that are everything New Orleans.

"What we look for is guys with heart," the group’s leader Mont Creamer wrote in a text message to a reporter, "and this guy is a Stomper with or without the chair."

"I feel amazing. I feel awesome. I couldn't sleep last night," Mr. Homer, who gets around in a wheelchair, told the reporter Monday.




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