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50-Year-Old Farmer Dancing In His Barn When HIs Favorite Song Comes On

It's that time of the year for the Lets Move Challenge. Dancing is how I stay warm in the barn and I never know when I'm going to break out into a dance. But what most people don't know is that 15 years ago I had a traumatic back injury that caused me to have several back surgeries including a discectomy and a spinal fusion and never ending back pain. Dancing along with yoga and meditation are my only alternatives to pain medication. So I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.

Posted by Jay Lavery on Friday, December 30, 2016

Jay Lavery, the local farmer who became an internet sensation after posting a barn dance viewed by more than 7 million people around the world on Facebook.Lavery, 50, became an internet sensation after he posted a video that showed him dancing to Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” on a hay-covered barn floor as the goats looked on at his Schoharie County farm.It looks like an ordinary day on the farm. Farmer Jay Lavery is in his barn sweeping up some hay next to his goats.

Following message from Jay Lavery:

“It’s that time of the year for the Lets Move Challenge. Dancing is how I stay warm in the barn and I never know when I’m going to break out into a dance. But what most people don’t know is that 15 years ago I had a traumatic back injury that caused me to have several back surgeries including a discectomy and a spinal fusion and never ending back pain. Dancing along with yoga and meditation are my only alternatives to pain medication. So I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.”

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