(STORYFUL) Four-year-old Maya has finally taken her first steps on her own. The adorable little girl was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of one and her mother Ann captured this incredible moment.
“Mighty Miss Maya,” as her family affectionately call her, learned to walk with the assistance of a walker but her parents wanted to give their little girl the chance to walk on her own. After lots of research, her parents discovered selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery and on May 9 Maya underwent the major spinal procedure.
Doctors told the family that it could take from six months to a year for Maya to walk on her own but the strong little girl proved them wrong. Just seven weeks after the surgery and hours of physical therapy, Maya stood in her living room and began to walk on her own.