Her entire life, Chelsie Hill’s dream was to be a professional dancer. But in 2010, tragedy struck as the then high school senior suffered from severe injuries after a car accident. Hit by a drunk driver, the collision left Chelsie paralyzed from the waist down.
After the doctor told her she’d never be able to walk again, Chelsie responded with, “Forget walking, I just want to dance.”
Since her injury, the 24-year-old has become an accomplished member of wheelchair dance teams – the first one of which she made just 9 months after the crash. On top of that, she’s become so in sync with her chair that Chelsie has her own team, teaches classes for paralytics and posts tutorials online.
“I want to express myself, even if half of my body isn’t moving,” Chelsie says.
She gets her strength through a positive attitude and full focus on her passion for dance. Chelsie’s story is one of courage and portrays great accomplishment.
Share this video to communicate the lessons she teaches: Keep going; you can follow your dreams always!
Becoming paralyzed from the waist down didn’t stop this woman from lighting up the dance floor
Posted by NowThis on Wednesday, June 22, 2016