I dance because 25 years ago I wanted to be a doctor and God had other plans for me and now I’m using my talents to teach future doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers of all types at Heritage Hills High School. Why, you might ask do I dance because of that, because I see the brilliant minds of our youth, I see their caring hearts, and I know their desire to serve Jesus right where they are in the moment. I dance because I know they will be the ones to cure debilitating and life threatening diseases and I know Riley’s funds research to find the cure. I dance because I believe the brilliant minds of today will perform God’s miracles tomorrow, and next week, and next year, and 10 years from now. I dance because I believe! I believe God is still speaking and when I received the email saying, “I need you to dance because right now I don’t know if I can,” I heard God say, “you can dance!” I dance because I’ve smiled watching Eli Johnson dance and she, my friends, dances with more passion than I can ever hope and Riley’s treated Eli and took care of her beautiful family while they’ve spent time at Riley’s. I dance because Gabe Martin makes me want to dance when I see his sweet face and watch him dance in his wheelchair. I dance for Aden who was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in November of 2014 and because of Riley’s he is still dancing today. I dance because I believe! I believe that God’s greatest gift to me was Jesus. I believe Jesus was the greatest physician to ever walk the earth and when he walked this earth he performed unimaginable miracles. I believe God is still performing miracles and that God’s miracles happen every day at Riley’s Children’s Hospital. I dance because God is still speaking and when he said, “you can dance!” I also heard him say “some of the children that are at Riley’s might not look like they are dancing but Elisa they are dancing more passionately with me every day than you can ever hope to dance.” Will you help me dance with them? We’ve set a goal which seems unattainable for a small high school in southern Indiana, $12345.67, but with God by our side and support from all of you we can meet that goal and help them all dance!