Jeannie Bixby, 16, of the Tiernan Irish Dancers of Boise, Idaho, has vowed that the show must go on despite a severe ankle sprain.
Jeannie isn’t planning on letting her injury stop her from any chance of performing in her second World Irish Dancing Championships tomorrow.
Jeannie was practicing with Tiernan’s sister school in Chicago, Trinity School of Dance, on Sunday in the Windy City when she fell and landed on the outside of her ankle, rolling it out.
Jeannie was rushed to the Emergency Room and her mother Ann said it was just like a scene from ER which was based in Chicago.
Jeannie, who was ably hobbling around the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on crutches, explained to IrishCentral she had cracked her ankle from the fall and had sprained it.
Jeannie is scheduled to perform tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Ladies 16-17 heavy and light at 2 p.m., and she hasn’t given up all hope yet.
The ambitious and spirited teenage dancer said that she is going to test out walking on her bad ankle later today to see if she has a chance of performing tomorrow.
But, even if that isn’t to be, Jeannie will stay in Philadelphia to have fun this week and support her fellow dancers.
“Even if I wasn’t going to dance, I’m still going to enjoy the week and support everyone,” she said.