Sally Bolton sworn to secrecy before the official announcement that her son Bonner Bolton will be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Now she doesn’t have to contain the excitement. “Obviously we just think it’s such a blessing. It’s miraculous really and we’re just grateful,”
The road to this point hasn’t always been a smooth ride for the Bolton’s. 14 months ago Bonner had a 1 percent chance of walking. A bull riding injury left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down. “It didn’t look very good at first. God was very gracious there,” says Bonner’s father Toya.
Bonner’s determination helping him transition from roping and riding, to two stepping his way on to national television. “There’s been times that weren’t good and he’s been down but you know he’s got a lot of try and a lot of heart and that West Texas spirit,” says Toya Bolton.