Dancers share healing power of ballet with cancer patients at Froedtert
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The healing power of ballet was center stage Monday at Froedtert Hospital.
Accomplished dancer and 5-year breast cancer survivor Monica Isla with the Milwaukee Ballet showed how increased flexibility and decreased stress can improve the well-being of cancer patients.
She led a class on whole person shealing with some of her students who are living with cancer and patients from the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center.
One survivor described the impact of dance.
"It lets you understand that there's beauty beyond what you just went through. That road is hard, and you're with women who've gone through that same journey with you so they understand what you went through, so sometimes if you break down and talk, that's okay," said cancer survivor Kim Krummel.
The Milwaukee Ballet offers classes every Monday at Froedtert for cancer survivors.