Gabby Shull, Very Inspiring! When cancer fighter Gabi Shull had her leg amputated she feared that she would never dance again. She never let this accident become a barrier in her dreams. Gabby, this young girl encourages others to live their dreams and to never give up.
Ballerina Gabi Shull had been dancing for three years when, aged just nine, she was diagnosed with osteocarcoma in her knee – leaving her parents fearing the worst. It took Gabi a year to learn to walk on her new leg, and another year to get back to dancing.
But thanks to groundbreaking ‘rotationplasty’ surgery, the 14-year-old bone cancer survivor has been able to get back on her toes. Gabi was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in March 2011, when she was just nine-years-old. Her diseased knee was removed and her foot was rotated 180 degrees and reattached to her upper leg – with her ankle serving as her knee. Gabi was fitted with a prosthetic lower leg and took her first steps a year later. Now Gabi, from Missouri, America, can bend and flex her prosthesis by moving her foot and is now encouraging others to ‘live their dreams’ and ‘never give up’.
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