The freedom to dance

Meet Ailyn, a 9-year-old girl with many artistic talents including dancing.

Unfortunately, she lives in a rough neighborhood outside Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where parents often can't provide for their children. Here, it's easy for children's dreams to die. They can become depressed and disillusioned. Families disintegrate under the weight of poverty.

But Ailyn refuses to succumb to those pressures. Now that she has a new pair of shoes from Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®, she doesn't have to. She walks tall in them at school, where she excels. And after school, she practices dancing. Dance on, Ailyn!

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