I was pretty much speechless after watching this back story and performance. Even though I am very familiar with her story (she's from my hometown) there's a lot I didn't know about Victoria. For example, to this day SHE CANNOT FEEL HER LEGS ! How do you dance if you can't even feel your legs ?!
When Arlen was 11, she developed two rare conditions which affect the brain and spinal cord. The net result was that by 12-years-old Victoria could no longer walk, talk or even eat.
She then fell into a vegetative state from which doctors did not think she would ever emerge. Incredibly, nearly four years after being in that state, Arlen’s condition improved, but she needed to relearn how to speak and feed herself. However, she still remained paralyzed.
Finally, last year, YES...LAST YEAR...she learned how to walk again. And even though she cannot feel her legs, she’s now on the shortlist of contenders to win “Dancing With The Stars.”
Watch this amazing story and get motivated by this "never tell me I can't do something cuz I'll prove you wrong" athlete.