Metro Detroit paralympian says her rescue dog adoption application was turned down because of her wheelchair
Cheryl Angelelli is a paralympian. She skydives, ballroom dances and has rescued four shih-tzu mixes over the last 16 years. Her wheelchair has never come up in the dog adoption process until last week.
This Ballroom Dancer Who Uses a Wheelchair Is Ranked 7th in the World
Cheryl Angelelli may be paralyzed from the chest down, but she doesn't let it stop her from shining on the dance floor. Despite her grievous injuries, Angelelli fell in love with ballroom dancing. Now, she's risen to seventh in the world for wheelchair ballroom dancing in 2017. Inside Edition was there on the night of a recent competition as Angelelli and her partner, Tamerlan Gadirov, took to the dance floor. "To know I touched so many lives through dance, it made me really, really happy that I can inspire people in that way."