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Alissa Sizemore dances with prosthetic leg in tear-jerking performance. Alissa Sizemore dances with prosthetic leg in tear-jerking performance.
KHQ - An 8-year-old ballerina has not let her prosthetic leg hold her back and she has inspired millions with her bravery. Alissa Sizemore lost part of her leg after a car crash last year, but she has continued to find new ways to dance and perform, something she has been doing since she was 4-years-old.

Recently, Alissa was inspired by Colbie Caillet's song, "Try." It gave her the courage to choreograph a dance where she bravely removed her prosthetic leg and the video of that dance went viral. On Tuesday, Alissa joined Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show and showed the world once again that she can still dance.

Talking about what it was like for her after the crash Alissa said, "I felt like I lost half of me. I lost my right foot. My family encouraged me to be myself and that I was still me, with or without my leg. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to dance again until I heard the song 'Try' written by Colbie Caillet. So this year I have been working on new ways to dance again. I have had to work hard but not too hard because I get sore and have to rest. I have fun dancing with and playing with my friends just like before I lost my leg. I know people have seen my video of me dancing. I'm happy that it has touched so many people. This has changed my life but I haven't changed."


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