Cancer Won't Stop This Ballerina

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Dancer Gabi Schull was diagnosed with #cancer when she was nine. The disease severely affected one of her legs and, as a result, it had to be amputated. Fortunately, Gabi could have a rotationplasty, which allowed her ankle to act as her knee joint. As a result, she could walk again.

Yet Gabi wouldn't settle for simply putting one foot in front of the other. She wanted to #dance.

49When I first knew I was going to get my leg amputatedSo, she had a #prosthetic leg made, and eventually got back on the dance floor: 

Later, at the age of 14, Gabi had a prosthetic made specifically for #en-pointe #ballet:

As Gabi continues to grow, her doctor will adjust her prosthetics. That way, she'll never have to stop dancing and #inspiring others.

Gabi has made it a personal mission to inspire others, and now fundraises for children with cancer.

We're cheering you on, Gabi!

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