'I'm Walking!' 4-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Shouts For Joy As She Takes Her First Step
A mother recently shared the most heartwarming video of her little girl taking her first step.
What makes this moment so special is that little Maya is a 4-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy. So, this was naturally a big cause for celebration.
Ann Tisdale, Maya's mom, posted the footage on Facebook along with the caption "First Steps - 4 years, 10 months." She also expressed her joy and pride for her little girl and how big of a moment this was for the whole family.
In the video, Maya can be seen pushing herself up to a standing position as her parents watched and gave her encouragement from behind the camera.
They urged Maya on by giving her a few tips. They could be heard telling the excited girl to "get your balance first." Her brother was also seen in the footage cheering her on as well.
When she managed to take her first step, she squealed in delight, "I'm walking!" Her smile was super wide and her face was taken over with pure happiness.
She repeated, "look I'm walking" as she took a couple more steps. Then, when she covered a larger distance with her foot, she exclaimed, "I even took a big step."
With every move, her father, Toby gave her all the support she needed. It was pretty clear that everyone was excited for her.
Up until this monumental moment, Maya grew up learning to walk using a walker. But in May, a spinal procedure was done on her.
After the operation, they were told not to get their hopes up, since Maya might not actually walk unassisted for another six months, at least.
The brave superstar walked within seven weeks. If that's not heroic, we don't know what is.