Man in wheelchair auditions to be a 610 Stomper

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NEW ORLEANS-- There certainly was a fan favorite at the 610 Stompers auditions over the weekend.

Forty-one-year old Jason Homer from Vacherie showed off his dance moves. He proved anything is possible by auditioning in his wheelchair.

Jason is in a wheelchair after he fell during  a work-related accident three-and-a-half years ago.

The 610 Stompers motto is: "Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Moves."  Jason's moves are very extraordinary!

Fans cheered for Jason as he got into the music, and he brought a lot of heart and soul into his performance.

"It was very nerve-racking at first, but I will tell you that between the support that I got from not only the Stompers but from the other 50 guys was unreal.  They helped calm me down, and made me feel like I was hanging out with a bunch of people that I have known for a long time," he said.

This was the first time he auditioned to be a 610 Stomper.

"I want to learn from the 610 Stompers and become a positive role model, for not only people with disabilities, but for everyone," Jason said.

His wife, Liese Aucoin, sent WGNO's Kenny Lopez the video of her husband dancing.  She said, "We are all very excited.  Jason finds out if he makes the next round of auditions tomorrow."

He said, "I was always one of those guys that stood on the side while everyone else danced until I met my wife.  My wife and her friends changed that for me.  I wanted to be a 610 Stomper before the accident, but was too scared until now."

The next round of auditions will be held on Saturday at Harrah's.

For more information about the 610 Stompers, click HERE.

 

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