Amy Dowden, the renowned Strictly Come Dancing professional, continues to face adversity with a smile on her face. Just days after completing her chemotherapy treatment, she recently shared the unfortunate news that she broke her foot. However, this setback did not dampen her spirits as she arrived at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom with a beaming smile.
Sporting a glitzy orthopaedic boot and utilizing crutches, Amy showed her determination to continue despite her injury. Originally arriving in a wheelchair, she made her presence known as she joined the Strictly special as an observer this weekend.
Amy expressed her disappointment over the situation in a recent Instagram post, sharing a picture of her foot strapped up in a boot. She stated that she was "absolutely gutted and heartbroken" as her plans to dance in the Strictly Ballroom this year were no longer possible. Amy had announced earlier this year that she could not compete on the show due to her ongoing battle with breast cancer.
However, Amy's journey has not been solely filled with setbacks. She recently celebrated the end of her chemotherapy treatment by ringing the traditional bell at the Sheldon Unit, where she received her care. Surrounded by loved ones wearing matching pink T-shirts, Amy embraced the moment with joy and gratitude.
In her heartfelt Instagram post, Amy expressed her disbelief that she had completed her last chemotherapy session and thanked the Sheldon Unit team, her family, and friends for their unwavering support throughout her toughest journey yet. Her positive attitude and resilience have inspired many, and she never takes her milestones for granted.
Amy's cancer diagnosis came in the midst of planning her belated honeymoon with her husband Ben Jones. Despite the challenges they faced, they remained strong, and Ben has been a constant pillar of support by Amy's side.
As Amy reflects on her journey, she remains optimistic for the future and looks forward to what 2024 has in store. Her determination and enduring spirit serve as a reminder to everyone that even in the face of adversity, a smile can light the way.