Their goal was to drive from Irvinestown to Maguiresbridge, but a sudden torrent of rain made them stop at a gas station for shelter.

As the United States celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of Independence, a heated competition between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden was rife with accusations of voter fraud and suppression. His main concern [Broderick’s] was for the people in the other car. This wasn’t the only procedure Grey had pre-Dancing With the Stars: that same doctor, having discovered that Grey’s spinal cord was compressed, inserted a titanium plate in Grey’s neck. A heat wave helped fuel a ferocious spate of fires, costing people their homes and so much more. No, she cannot do any type of workout. It really was that bad.

On August 5, 1987, Broderick, 25, and Grey, 27, rented a BMW 316 and planned to drive from Irvinestown to Maguiresbridge in Northern Ireland.

The season was an amazing and at times scary journey for the 50-year-old actress who once thrilled movie goers with her sultry steps in "Dirty Dancing.". ", A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.
", Dr. Bray's center takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating pain. In 1987, shortly before that film was released, Grey was in a horrifying car accident with then boyfriend Matthew Broderick. "Maintenance of normal activities is actually the recommendation based on medical science," says James Rainville, M.D., assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School and chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at New England Baptist Hospital.

"I've had patients say they don't exercise anymore, play with their kids, or enjoy hobbies or activities—their life just keeps getting smaller and smaller until it becomes the new normal.

Not only did the neurosurgeon come highly recommended by friends, she also liked the fact that he had performed over 10,000 surgical procedures. She commented in the January 29, 2015 episode, “After four surgeries I said to him [Dr. Bray], ‘Can I do Dancing With the Stars?’ ‘Yeah, you can do it, ’ was his answer.

According to the DISC website, Dr. Bray indicated, “Jennifer's exam was very abnormal. "I feel like it's Christmas Eve every day," Breanna Lockwood said of her mom carrying her baby. For one of the stars, it compelled them to end their budding career soon after. "The misconception is that they bent down to pick up something incorrectly or injured themselves during sports.

For Grey, the pain lasted more than 20 years. "Nothing offered long-term results.". The celebrated musician sat down to speak with Tracy Smith for "CBS Sunday Morning.". “I became America’s sweetheart within five days of the accident” the actress explained. According to People, the couple had flown to Northern Ireland for a romantic trip after their onscreen appearance as brother and sister in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, when the pair decided to rent a BMW 316 to drive from Irvinestown to Maguiresbridge. "That means if she fell, slipped on the dance floor, or experienced a sudden head movement or minor rear-end car accident, she could have been paralyzed. She's preparing to open a dance studio in Southern California, where she hopes to introduce a new generation of dancers to everything from the partner dancing seen in Dirty Dancing to Cardio Funk. "We are talking about complete paralysis.". The rain soon stopped, and they set off once again, driving on some very slick, wet Irish roads. After two surgeries to have the cancer removed, Grey returned for her second surgery with Dr. Bray to have the spurs removed from her neck. It left two people dead, injured his own girlfriend, and landed the movie star in hospital. The pain was cyclical, Grey says. Broderick had to be cut out of the rental car, and suffered from a fractured leg, ribs, a concussion, and a collapsed lung. Patients at Back Boot Camp work out under the supervision of a professional physical therapist twice a week for 90 minutes over the course of six to eight weeks. © 2010 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. "We took out the disc completely, lifted the neck up, and put it back where it belongs.