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  1. This has always been 1 HELL OF A Man, & I was Proud to call him my FRIEND!!!!! I Love You George, I`ll Dance with You in HEAVEN !!!
    Keith Chappell

    Just found out one of our dear friends has passed away. George Velazquez, an inspiration to anyone that knew him. He was a ballroom dancer, and judge and amputee! He was anamazing person, always upbeat and positive, never complined or said “why me?”. He just kept smiling that big ol smile despite many operations, setbacks and injuries. Keith and I are saddened beyond words to lose this man we called friend but we know he is already in Heaven, giving out dance lessons and making everyone smile. RIP, you will be missed! Dance, George, dance!

    Chandra Chappell

  2. To Georges family: my heartfelt condolences. I spoke with him several weeks ago and he informed me of his diagnosis, horrible and insidious disease. You were my hero, I will miss you!

  3. Sondra & I send our condolences to George’s Family.
    George was a dear friend. We met in 1998 on a Ski Trip to Colorado. Some of our Adventures included Ski/Snowmobile Trips to Winterpark Colorado, Peg leg George Cruise, providing Peer Support for Amputees and their families, assisting in Prosthetic seminars and conducting Dance Clinics in Juarez Mexico.
    George loved his friends and entertaining for them. At weddings he thrilled folks with his dance routines and often brought shy families together with gregarious enthusiasm.
    George conducted dance clinics at the Amputee Coalition Annual Meetings, Entertained at ACA parties. He also put together evening Social events at local Clubs during ACA conventions.
    George inspired others by showing them they could still dance and ski. He encouraged them to explore their capability in all life activities and to live life to the fullest.
    George was our Friend, one of the most giving people we have ever met and he will be missed dearly.

  4. To George’s family, we send our heartfelt & sincere condolences. This gentleman faced more obstacles in a few years than most have to face in a lifetime.
    Jim and I were fortunate to have him as our friend & next door neighbor prior to his move to Dacula. He was so full of life, never met a stranger, and was very unselfish. George lived as an example for others, cherished his family & friends, and will be greatly missed!

  5. Rest in peace George. I will miss you. You were my rock, my dear friend and my dance partner for the Donahue Show. We had good times before and after the accident, and I can’t believe those times are over. You told me you weren’t ready… neither was I. I thought you would fight this too. I wasn’t prepared, you fought through everything else! Everyone calls you an inspiration, because that is what you were. You always had a joke, a smile and a kind word of wisdom to share, although there were many days when getting through the day was a struggle. I remember one day when I needed encouragement because I was afraid to go in for a surgery, you gently told me to ‘put my big girl panties on and get it over with’. We both laughed and you were the first person I called when I woke up.

    He is with our Lord — dancing in heaven with his brand new set of legs and arms.

    I love you.

  6. My heart and prayers go out to George’s family, friends, and students. When I lost my leg, I did not think I would ever dance with my wife again. George proved me wrong, and showed me I could again dance. Thank you George!
    There will now be a great many angles learning to dance like never before!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about George.
    We met at Procare about a year ago.
    He was a good friend to me. He will
    be deeply missed.

  8. George hosted me & Joe when we were first dating and Joe wanted to visit Atlanta for the weekend. Joe & George had met through dancing. George was a wonderful host and good cook. He did not let his physical challenges keep him from doing anything he wanted to. We were privileged to be in NY with him when he was awarded a special achievement / inspiration award at the Hustle Congress. When you saw him dance, he was still amazing. We will miss him dearly and wish we’d known in time to make the memorial service. God speed, George!

  9. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Death is never an easy thing to experience. But God promises at Rev.21:3-4 that he will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. I hope these words are of an encouragement to you.

  10. Soon the “God of all comfort” will put an end to sickness and death for all time. Isaiah 33:24 My sincere condolences to the Velazquez family.

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