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15-year-old Gabi Shull had cancer. She had the opportunity to receive a revolutionary form of surgery called rotationplasty. In a Youtube video, Shull explains that after the affected knee was removed, “they took my lower leg and foot, twisted it 180 degrees backwards, and attached it to my thigh.” That's right when not in the prosthesis, her foot is actually pointing backwards. This is necessary so she can still use the nerves and muscles in her foot to point.

15-year-old Gabi Shull had cancer. She had the opportunity to receive a revolutionary form of surgery called rotationplasty. In a Youtube video, Shull explains that after the affected knee was removed, “they took my lower leg and foot, twisted it 180 degrees backwards, and attached it to my thigh.” That's right when not in the prosthesis, her foot is actually pointing backwards. This is necessary so she can still use the nerves and muscles in her foot to point.

Two years ago I could barely walk on a treadmill w/o getting out of breath, now walking is my warm up.

Two years ago I could barely walk on a treadmill w/o getting out of breath, now walking is my warm up.

Daily #motivation: Focus on how far you've come, not how far you have to go.

Daily #motivation: Focus on how far you've come, not how far you have to go.

Holy arabesque! ♥ Wonderful! www.thewonderfulworldofdance.com #ballet #dance

Holy arabesque! ♥ Wonderful! www.thewonderfulworldofdance.com #ballet #dance

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Photo by Ballet Zaida. Dancer Clarissa May

Photo by Ballet Zaida. Dancer Clarissa May

my new favorite tee. haha! just kidding. i dont think people would get it...

my new favorite tee. haha! just kidding. i dont think people would get it...

Advice for Starting Late in Ballet

Advice for Starting Late in Ballet

Ballet. "It will cost you nothing to dream and everything not to."

Ballet. "It will cost you nothing to dream and everything not to."

Great article, funny and totally true! "You Should Know Ballerinas Are More Hardcore Than You"

Great article, funny and totally true! "You Should Know Ballerinas Are More Hardcore Than You"