Bryanna Cloutier

Massachusetts • USA

Story

I love dance. I've done it since I could walk. Now I'm 16 and I found out I couldn't dance because of a foot injury I was born with. I had one surgery three years ago but it didn't fix the problem. They told me dance was risky. I decided that I couldn't give up dancing. I worked through the pain. I iced every night. I did physical therapy once a week. But I was still in pain. I decided to block it all out. I had to take some time off of dance because I ended up in a boot. But even then I was doing what ever I could. I was not going to give up dance.

Injuries can prevent you from dancing for a period of time. But don't let that stop you. Keep fighting during recovery. Push through pain. But take care of yourself too. Know your limits. But never give up.