This One-Legged Tap Dancer Shows That Anything is Truly Possible
Evan Ruggiero fell in love with tap dancing as a kid, eventually going on to follow his passion as a performer. When he was 19, he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his right leg amputated above the knee. He was devastated. Then, Evan remembered his dance teacher showing footage of a one-legged tap dancer, and he decided to give it a try. When dancing again, he felt like his old self came back. Muscle memory took over and he is still able to tap. Today, Evan proudly performs in New York City and lights up the stage.