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Inspiring Story Of Man Who Lost His Leg In Earthquake Returning To The Dance Floor

Thirty-two-year-old Georges Exantus thought he’d never dance professionally again after the earthquake in Haiti three years ago took his leg. But thanks to a prosthetic leg, he’s back doing what he loves, whether it be the salsa, cha-cha, or samba.

1. This is Georges Exantus. He lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This is his bedroom.

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2. Georges is a professional dancer.

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3. It was three years ago that the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti’s capital. It flattened George’s apartment, burying him under rubble. He spent three days trapped in the wreckage.

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4. Doctors had to amputate his leg below the knee. He now uses a prosthetic leg to get around.

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5. His prosthesis allows him to do what he loves most: dance.

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6. Georges now walks with a slight limp. He can’t get around as fast as he used to or pull off some of his old moves, but he can still dance.

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7. And today Georges is getting married.

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8. Here’s Georges putting a ring on the finger of his bride, Sherly.

9. Congratulations, Georges!

10. In Haiti, there’s a lot of stigma surrounding the disabled population, but Georges told the AP he’s learned to ignore the stares.

11. “As long as I am living I’m going to dance.”

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