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How Do You Honor a Great-Grandmother? This Talented Teen Took to the Stage!

Katie Rhoten is a talented 15-year-old who recently performed a lyrical dance solo at the 2014 Miss Midwest Starz dance competition. Katie performed the dance in honor of her great-grandmother, who struggled with Alzheimer’s. The song she chose, “Unraveling” by Liz Longley, is about dealing with a loved one’s lack of memory. Some of the lyrics are:

And I’m the only daughter of her oldest son
I knew her well before her spirit was gone
And her life is a thread woven into every part of me
She is unraveling, she is unraveling

Watch Katie’s beautiful dance performance in the following video.

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C. Kramer is back in the Mitten State after a brief residency in the Sunshine State. She has an adorable dog-child, and enjoys reading, writing, going to the theatre, and finding pins on Pinterest.