Dr. Arreguin takes to the dance floor – Dancing with our stars

Dr. Manny Arreguin

Dr. Arreguin’s wife, Roxanne, hopes that the Chief of Staff at Tucson Medical Center and El Rio Ob/GYN Associates physician is channeling his inner Spaniard while he prepares to step out and foxtrot in front of an audience of several hundred next week in the name of charity.

Under the tutelage of dance instructor Ramona Daniel, Dr. Arreguin will be dancing at the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona’s Dancing with Our Stars event. Despite his wife’s confidence, Dr. Arreguin warns us that although he is very athletic, “Graceful, I’m not…I am naturally uncoordinated, despite my Spaniard blood, and dancing is physically and mentally challenging.  All these years what I have considered to be dancing is not dancing, but uncoordinated arrhythmic contractions of my muscles.”

For inspiration Dr. Arreguin has been watching professional dancers Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva. “Not necessarily “Dancers with the Stars”, but rather world champion in many competitions.  Victor is the smoothest man alive!”

What drives someone like Dr. Arreguin with an already full schedule to add dancing to the mix? Jokingly, he says, “I enjoyed my diaper use as an infant and look forward to my end of life use as well.” Of course, jokes aside, that is the point: the elderly as well as children and adults with disabilities often need continence supplies.

On a more somber note Dr. Arreguin explains, “The Diaper Bank is a very important service organization in this community, filling a need that goes overlooked.  As an Obstetrician/Gynecologist I see women and children daily and know that the expense is a difficult thing, especially when there are special needs children involved.”

Fellow competitor, Mimi Coomler named Dr. Arreguin the fiercest of her competition, but Arreguin is staying mum on the topic, “I prefer to not know who my competition is, but prefer the element of surprise.” He’s also keeping secret what he and Ramona have planned for their grand finale, “I just hope I don’t drop my dance instructor!”

This new adventure into dancing for diapers has some added bonuses “I know my wife is very excited about the two of us now being able to dance in public. She would love me to be a dancer.”

Support Dr. Arreguin and the Diaper Bank by voting for him here. Every $10 vote is able to garner $30 worth of diapers for the vulnerable in our community.




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