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8 Year Old's First Ballet Performance Since Losing Her Leg a Year Ago

I wasn't sure where to put this happy tear jerker.

Inspiring 8 Year Old Won't Let A Tragic Accident Stop Her From Dancing

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By Jessica Samakow

April 10, 2015

Alissa Sizemore was playing outside with her siblings one night in May, 2014, when a UPS truck ran over her right leg. According to KSL.com, the 7 year old's foot couldn't be saved.

At the time, Alissa's dance teacher told the local news outlet, "She'll dance again." Mom, Heather Sizemore, recalls Alissa's determination to do so.

When the mom took Alissa's sisters to their dance studio last Summer for dance team placements, the little girl handed her mom her crutches and started to dance. "She hopped to the middle of the room and gave it her all. She wasn't going to let anybody hold her back," Heather told PEOPLE.

Members of the dancer's hometown raised enough money for the little girl to get a prosthetic leg in September, 2014 -- a big contribution came from an 11 year old girl who sold her prize pig to donate $10,000 to the Sizemore family. After receiving the limb, Alissa started rehearsing for her dance studio's recital.

"Dancing has been my favorite thing since I was 4. I don't have part of my leg, but I can't let that stop me. I still want to dance," Alissa told PEOPLE.

In late February, the now 8 year old, took the stage to perform a beautiful and inspiring routine to Colbie Caillat's "Try," and received a standing ovation.

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What a strong little being she is. Good for her!

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What a strong little being she is. Good for her!
Very brave!

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Inspiring.

Bless her.

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If only everyone could have the strength this little girl has after going through tragedy. Amazing

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She rocks!!!!

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When she removed her prosthetic, I cried, in a good way.

And, after reading about an 11 year old selling her prize pig to donate $10,000. I never knew they were worth that much!

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Amazing Alissa. She is a real source of inspiration for us all

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Amazing Alissa. She is a real source of inspiration for us all
Kids tend to be more resilient than adults, but, she really is brave and quite an inspiration.

She and the young girl who donated $10,000 were raised by wonderful people. I'm sure they are all very proud.

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