SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Kyle O’Brien can’t walk or run, but he can dance.
The 30-year-old bachelor loves a night on the town swing dancing. On this night he’s headed to Midtown Stomp, where a live band and a lively crowd await his arrival.
When he shows his moves next to everyone else, people stop and take a good look. They’re impressed and inspired and surprised.
As Kyle puts on his jacket and heads out the door, you might notice he won’t be wearing any dancing shoes.
He’s been in a wheelchair for the last 18 years. But a spinal cord injury hasn’t broken his stride.
Once a month, he climbs out of that chair and into his truck to drive toward a passion that moves him. It’s not an easy thing to do, but the Sacramento College student wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I just have fun and enjoy it,” he says.
He loves every wheel-turning moment. He remembers his first time out on the dance floor.
“It was very different,” he said. “I didn’t know what to expect.”
What he expects now is what most single guys hope for on a Friday night—to have fun, meet a few nice women, and move unlike anyone else on the floor.
He uses one hand on his wheel and the other on his partner’s hand. His partner’s momentum swings him around, and his upper body swings his partner around.