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Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ Wife, Daughter Accept Prestigious Award in His Honor

Allison Holker and Weslie Fowler accept an award on behalf of Stephen tWitch BossGetty Images for National Alliance on Mental Illness Westside Los Angeles

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Allison Holker, the wife of the late renowned dancer and DJ, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, along with their daughter, Weslie Fowler, took the stage on Friday to accept a prestigious award on behalf of Boss. The National Alliance of Mental Illness Westside Los Angeles (NAMI WLA) Annual Mental Health Gala honored the family for their exceptional dedication to mental health advocacy, creating an emotional moment.

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ Wife, Daughter Accepts Heart of a Champion Award 

The devastating news of Boss’ passing in December sent shockwaves through the world and deeply impacted those who knew him. Left behind were his wife, Holker, their three children, and a profound void in the dance and entertainment community.

The NAMI WLA Heart of a Champion Award ceremony was an occasion filled with tributes and remembrance. Renowned dancers Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan presented a heartfelt video tribute honoring Boss, highlighting his extraordinary talent and immense impact on the dance world.

As the tribute concluded, Holker and her 14-year-old daughter Fowler, stepped onto the stage, graciously accepting the award on behalf of their beloved late husband and father. In collaboration with the Boss Family Foundation and also Move With Kindness, NAMI WLA announced the establishment of the Hearts and Minds program, dedicated to the Boss family name.

Since Boss’ untimely passing, Holker has shared glimpses of their family’s healing journey on social media, showcasing moments of strength, resilience, and unity. In a recent interview with Today‘s Hoda Kotb, Holker candidly expressed her ongoing shock and the challenges she faces while navigating the loss.

The Event is Allison Holker’s First Public Appearance Since Boss’ Death

All eyes were on Holker as she took the stage at the NAMI WLA gala, making her first public appearance since the loss of her husband. Amidst the tense atmosphere, Holker’s presence radiated strength and determination as she accepted the “Heart of a Champion Award” in honor of Boss.

With tears welling in her eyes, Holker expressed her gratitude to the friends in the audience, including Hough and Dewan, who had provided support throughout the challenging months. The crowd of 450 guests stood in solidarity, offering their support and admiration for Holker’s commitment to mental health advocacy and her dedication to carrying on Boss’ legacy.

In that poignant moment, Holker’s emotional tribute underscored the immense impact that Boss had on their lives and the importance of fostering a community that prioritizes mental health. Together, through dance, movement, and also open conversations, they aim to create a world where individuals feel safe and supported in their journey toward mental well-being.

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