By Tom Vartabedian
WHITINSVILLE, Mass. — If dancing is the best medicine, you won’t have to convince Gracie Stepanian otherwise.
The 6-year-old continues to battle a lingering illness from the day she was first born. In and out of hospitals, pain, discomfort and influx of medical prescriptions have tormented the young girl.
In short, they have not worked any better than an Armenian dance with the Siroun Ensemble based out of Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Whitinsville, where her grandfather, Rev. Aram Stepanian, is the pastor.
Once she slips into her costume, Gracie Stepanian becomes revitalized, spinning and twirling to her heart’s content. Just being with the other children and sharing a role makes for one tiny miracle.