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Girl Fulfills Dance Dream After Pioneering Surgery - featured July 11, 2011

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[Source: The Daily Mail]

A little girl who doctors said would never walk has defied medics by taking up dancing lessons.

All her young life, six-year-old Sophie Nugent has wanted nothing more than to dance like her idols JLS and Rihanna.

But while the other children around her spent their afternoons learning moves in the dance studio, she was told she would spend most of her life in a wheelchair.

Now, a year after undergoing a groundbreaking £40,000 medical procedure in the US, little Sophie, from, Angmering, West Sussex is strutting her stuff in her brand new blue leotard.

Sophie, who at 18 months was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, had never walked unaided before undergoing the op last year.

But just four days after a doctor in St Louis, Missouri, performed the complicated spinal surgery, she took her first step.

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