Despite suffering from a medical condition that inhibits her movements, this girl used her medical halo to dance her heart out.
Some people are living proof that no amount of illness can break one's confidence. In fact, there are many children and young adults in this world who wouldn't let even a fatal medical condition dull their optimism toward life. It's a lesson that every healthy individual needs to learn. This little girl, Vitoria Bueno (@grwms.by.vitoria), is stealing millions of hearts with her adorable videos. In a recent interview with Good Morning America, she opened up about how she loves dancing with the support of her medical 'halo' and it is nothing short of inspiring.
In a video that has garnered over 72 million views so far, Bueno grooves to peppy music celebrating her Thanksgiving Day in the hospital. Aided by her medical halo that held her head and neck in place to ensure that no damage happened to her spinal bones, the little girl exuberated great confidence with her stylish dance. Bueno often posts many 'get ready with me' videos on TikTok and also offers us a glimpse of her lifestyle with her genetic bone disorder. Over 56.8K comments swarmed in for her adorable dance video. "The way she moves though. It's so cute," wrote @tabangaty. "The outfit is slaying," wrote @k3lly.lopez.
Speaking about her halo-studded dance, Bueno told the media channel, "It was really fun because I feel like I could do a lot of dance moves I couldn't do before and it was really fun for me to be able to spin." Though she was able to dance a little using her walker before, this halo helped her groove faster. "I like dancing a lot. I like doing makeup," said the girl. Having been diagnosed with Osteogenesis imperfecta at birth, Bueno has to be very careful about her mobility since people with this condition have very fragile bones. "When I was younger I would go to birthday parties and I would see children play on a trampoline and I would always want to but I know I can break on a trampoline," she said.
The dance-loving girl pointed out that her halo was for her scoliosis which helped in "straightening out her back to get ready for surgery." Though she doesn't wear it full-time, she needed that support as she was about to get spinal surgery done. "I was really nervous about having surgery and being in the hospital more than a month actually and I was really nervous because I'm going to miss dance, I'm going to miss my house, my dog," she said. However, with the support of her parents, medical professionals who cared for her and her favorite halo dances, she powered through it all. "If you're in the hospital you'll meet so many good nurses. I made so many new friends," Bueno said.
With uncompromising grit and grace, Bueno is looking at life with optimism despite her fateful medical condition and is inspiring a lot of kids and adults too. Yet another story of a little girl who gave a heartwarming ballet performance after having her feet almost severed in an accident went viral. In a video shared by Carilion Clinic on YouTube, the 7-year-old Aubrey moved the audience as she performed as one of Mother Ginger's Bon Bon children in "The Nutcracker" with the help of a mobility aid. The best part was that she was ready to get back on stage just seven months after her little feet were reattached and while she was in the process of recovery. The stories of these girls are sources of motivation for anyone who finds it difficult to handle life's challenges.