Last July it was an honor to receive the Junior Best Dancer title at The Dance Awards. I have worked so hard for so many years to finally have my dream come true - I was really looking forward to assisting all the amazing teachers and growing as a dancer - I was on top of the world. During the year while training I started having pain in my left hip, not a big deal, right? I’m a dancer! By October, the pain had gotten worse, to the point where I couldn’t dance. I saw many doctors and they all confirmed, I had Perthes Disease in my left hip. I was devastated, but I was determined to not make this the end of my story.