Victoria Arlen was happy, healthy young lady who loved to dance and play sports. Until tragedy struck at 11-years-old, when two rare conditions combined to rob her of the ability to control her body. She was “locked in a near vegetative state” and forced to communicate by blinking to her doctors.
But Victoria is a fighter and this is a story of triumph. Through sheer determination and hard work, she slowly regained control of her life. She gradually worked her way up to a wheelchair and competitive swimming, winning a gold medal for the U.S. in the 2012 Paralympic Games .
But she didn’t stop there. She finally learned to walk again, getting rid of the wheelchair and ultimately dancing her way to the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars!
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