On January 30, 2012, the director of her dance studio called to ask if she would like to be included in the recital that spring. She enthusiastically said yes, and upon hanging up with her teacher, said, “Well, I guess I’d better start walking.” She decided it was time take her first steps without the aid of her crutches, and she did! She still needed the support of holding someone’s hands, but over the next few weeks she was relentless in her efforts to learn to walk unassisted. On March 12th her hard work paid off and she took her first steps on her new leg, completely on her own! She was chasing her dream to dance and nothing was going to stop her!