During Season 14, talented dancer Jonathan Roberts joined Anna Trebunskaya to dance in honor of their good friend Julia Ivleva, who, due to terminal lung cancer, was too frail to perform. Sadly, Ivleva passed away shortly after Roberts and Trebunskaya divorced.
A brain aneurysm threatened to permanently remove street performer Richard “Steelo” Vazquez from the dance world, but he defeated the odds and showed off his recovery during an entertaining DWTS performance.
Noah Galloway’s entire tenure on DWTS was touching, but his most heartwarming moment took place when he proposed to Jamie Boyd. This moment is both heartwarming and bittersweet, as the two have since called off their engagement.
After being diagnosed with brain cancer, Valerie Harper bravely agreed to join DWTS. Her courage and hard work were rewarded with a standing ovation after a particularly impressive performance with partner Tristan MacManus.