Watch This Ballerina's Incredible Comeback After Battling Cancer
Oct 17, 2016
In March 2011, when she was just 9 years old, Gabi Shull was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
Just three months later, Shull underwent a surgery called Rotationplasty, which allowed doctors to remove the cancerous portion of her leg — the lower femur and knee — and replace it with her ankle and foot.
This replacement, which created a 180-degree rotation of the foot to act as the knee joint, allows her to bend and straighten her leg as need be.
"When I point my backwards foot this straightens the prosthetic and when I flex my foot this bends the prosthetic," Shull writes in an Instagram post.
And with the help of this miraculous surgery, she has been able to continue participating in competitive dance and cheerleading throughout her high school career.
Since June 2016, Shull has been five years cancer-free and continues to work as the national spokesperson for TheTruth365 to act as the "voice for all children fighting cancer." Watch her in action here:
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