Healing Hearts helps Jessica Meunier, teen with cerebral palsy, meet Tony Dovolani from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Tony Dovolani spun around and laughed with Jessica

Tony Dovolani spun around and laughed with Jessica Meunier in Stamford. (Credit: News 12 )

STAMFORD - A Stamford nonprofit helped a teen with cerebral palsy meet her favorite dancer Friday afternoon. 

Nonprofit organization Healing Hearts gave Jessica Meunier, 19, the opportunity to meet and dance with Tony Dovolani, her favorite dancer from “Dancing with the Stars.” 

Dovolani spun around and laughed with Meunier. 

Healing Hearts works with people who are physically and mentally challenged and chooses individuals like Meunier to provide them with special recreational and social opportunities. 

Dovolani, who was eager to meet with Meunier, says that he is now brainstorming ways to help Healing Hearts in a future fundraiser. 

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