There’s a first time for everything and when you’re growing up, your parents want to document every moment of it. However, when you are born with a birth disorder these “firsts” are just a little bit more special. In this video, viewers get to watch the heartwarming moment of a six-year-old girl, born with cerebral palsy, dancing for the first time.
The moment you learn how to get up on your feet by yourself, is practically the same time you learn how to dance by yourself. But when you suffer from permanent movement disorder, it can be difficult to shake your tail feather when your favorite song comes on the radio. That was the sad reality for Taylor Florence. The young girl was born with CP which made it hard for her to control her body.
But thanks to today’s modern equipment, Taylor finally got the opportunity to boogie on the dance floor. By using a special needs mobility device, the adaptive equipment allowed her to get up on her feet. With her mother Dana behind her, Taylor was going to get the chance to dance to her favorite song: Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”. As soon as the music started playing, viewers got to see the mother and daughter come out from behind the wall and show off their moves.
Based on the immediate smile on her face it looks like Taylor is having a pretty good time. The camera man zoomed in on Taylor and we get to see a close up of her infectious smile.
The two continued to dance during the duration of the song and by the very end, Taylor finished her performance with her arms raised in the air. Instead of taking a bow for her outstanding performance, she waved goodbye to the camera.
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to areas of the brain that control movement, posture and balance, or caused by abnormal development during pregnancy.
There is currently no cure for CP but there are supportive treatments and medications that can be taken to help an individual suffering from the condition. In some cases, surgery can also help those with overly active nerves.