One evening, just a few months after taking first place at a regional competition and three months away from graduation, Chelsie was out with her friends and got into a car with a friend who had been drinking. They hit a tree head on, and her spine snapped in half. The accident left her a T-10 Paraplegic at the age of seventeen.
When she woke in the hospital, the reality of what had happened to her began the sink in. Her lifelong dream of being a professional dancer seemed impossible. But as she healed, her “Never Give Up” attitude got only motivated her to do greater things.
She started a wheelchair dance crew. Check out her incredible innovation in dance below!