Teen Dancer Left Paralyzed By Ear Piercing Recovers

November 12th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
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However, defying all odds and with her sheer determination as well as will power, the teenager was able to win her battle against the disorder that affects that nervous system of the body and has been successful in recuperating to a large extent. The incredible story of 15-year-old British dancer came to light after a reputed news source published her story recently in where Grace Etherington recalled the horrific ordeal that she had to endure since last November.

To the utter amazement of the doctors, by late last year, she was able to take few steps while in March she was able to walk again with the help of intensive physical therapy. However, her biggest achievement came when she was able to join a dancing troupe in London which was a dream come true for her. Her mother, Sharon Etherington told the media outlet “We were so proud of her.”

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