Need a little inspo to get through the day?
Look no further than 15-year-old Gabi Shull from Missouri.
When Gabi was 9 years old, she fell while ice skating and hurt her knee. The bruising and swelling from the fall persisted for weeks, so she went to the hospital — and her doctors found osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, in her knee. After enduring rounds of chemotherapy, Gabi had to have part of her leg amputated.
But thanks to a revolutionary surgery, the doctors were able to reattach her foot, making Gabi able to use a prosthetic leg in innovative, previously unheard of ways. The best part? She’s able to keep dancing — something she thought she’d never be able to do again when she had to have her leg amputated.
“It’s a unique surgery,” Gabi told People. “Not for everybody, but it was worth it for me.”
Now, Gabi takes ballet (she can go on pointe!), tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz classes, and competes with her studio. NBD.