Sherri Shepherd stunned the crowd while dancing with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy on “Dancing With the Stars.” this week. The television host attributed her and Val’s rumba selection to 6-year-old Jeffrey,who was born prematurely in 2005.


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Shepherd discussed Jeffrey’s birth prior to the dance segment.  She said,”He delivered at a pound, ten ounces. ” Although predicted to have cerebral palsy and permanent paralysis because of his early arrival, Jeffrey is a healthy child who likes what any other 6-year-old enjoys. As Shepherd explained, “He does not have cerebral palsy;  he is not paralyzed and I am so thankful. I want to show Jeffrey through this rumba how much I love him.”

Sherri later shared her experience on the dance floor with Zap2It saying, “I had to put my fingers in my ears. I just blew a kiss to Jeffery and just paid attention to Val (Chmerkovskiy). He loved it! And he loved Roshon (Fegan). He said, ‘Mommy, you were great and I loved Roshon.’ He’s kind of defecting in a way, but he loved Roshon.”



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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