Speaking to the TVGuide.com she said "It means everything to me because I didn't think I could do it. It's a very satisfying experience.
"I had been asked for nine years [to take part in a TV dance show] and I said no out of fear. I would've been robbed of this amazing experience had I not said yes and had the courage."
It certainly took Grey a lot of courage to go through with the final dance. The evening before the final dance Gery was hospitalized with a ruptured disc.
She told "Good Morning America" "I did not think I was going to be able to dance".
Grey's neck surgeon, Dr. Robert Bray said "She called me in the morning on the day of the finals and was in tears. She was in terrible pain." Grey received steroid injections which helped him to deal with the pain.
After a final examination she was allowed to dance as Bray believed that she would not cause herself any further damage. He said "If it's not going to harm you, people are better off moving around than sitting around."
Now that Grey has achieved her goal of winning the competition and the Mirrorball Trophy she has been advised to take it easy.