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~~April 19, 2015~~ 


Eight-Year-Old Amputee Performs An Emotional Dance Only A Year After Losing Her Leg

An eight-year-old girl, who lost her leg below the knee after she was hit by a truck last year, has given her first solo dance performance since the tragedy and earned a standing ovation.

Alissa Sizemore, from Vernal, Utah, was seven-years-old when her leg was severed when a truck ran over it. Her right leg had to be amputated below the knee, but the girl, who had been taking dancing lessons since she was four-years-old, was determined to get back in the dance studio just as soon as possible.

Last May, Alissa was playing with her sister Cyley and some of her friends outside when she ran past a few garbage bins which were pulled to the curb, just as a truck was breaking to a stop. Alissa’s right foot was caught underneath the truck’s tire.

The girl was immediately flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, but doctors were unable to save her leg.

The girl was dependent on a wheelchair or crutches before she was fitted with her prosthetic leg, but she was already doing simple dance moves in the studio her father had built for her and her sisters.

Alissa told People:

I just didn’t want to give up. Dancing has been my favorite thing since I was four. I don’t have part of my leg, but I can’t let that stop me. I still want to dance.

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For her debut performance, Alissa, who received a prosthetic leg in September 2014, chose Colbie Caillat’s hit Try. She and her mom felt that the song reflected her emotional journey over the past year. She removed her artificial limb as a part of the routine. Alissa’s mother Heather shared a video of her daughter’s performance on her YouTube channel.

The footage shows Alissa sporting a seafoam green ballet costume, as she walks confidently toward a bench set up in the middle of Vernal’s high school gymnasium, where the performance took place.

The little girl is seen performing an impressive series of leg stretches and even a cartwheel before removing her prosthetic limb.

~~Alissa Sizemore’s first competition since the accident~~

Feb, 28 2015

~~Published on Mar 6, 2015~~

“Try” by Colbie Caillat

~~GENTRI ‘Dare’ Official Music Video~~

Featuring Alissa Sizemore 8 year old amputee dancer

~~Published on Apr 2, 2015~~

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To start the day ….. “Handicap: None”!! ~~April 19, 2015~~  DARE TO DREAM Eight-Year-Old Amputee Performs An Emotional Dance Only A Year After Losing Her Leg…

So proud of this boy. Like beyond proud! Two performances this week in the Russian Trepak and he couldn’t be more thrilled. Last night was his rehearsal and he LOVED every minute of it with intense passion. He really feels at home with ballet slippers on and I could not be more proud of him. He even begged to stay and finish watching the second rehearsal after the littles were excused. Of course I said yes! I am so glad he has found something he loves so dearly. #mybestboy #balletboy #dancer #powerhousedancer #powerhouse #vernal #vernalutah @balletwest1 #futurepro #passion #itshissport #russiantrepak #performer #vin1st #proudmomma (at Powerhouse Dance Studio)