Inspiring Video Shows 4-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Taking Her First Steps

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 5, 2018   |   5:01PM   |   Washington, DC

A family’s video of their 4-year-old daughter taking her first steps is tugging at hearts across the internet.

Maya, who has cerebral palsy, already has overcome many obstacles in her short life. Her family recently shared their joy online when Maya took her first unassisted steps, Fox News reports.

“First Steps – 4 years, 10 months,” her family wrote on Instagram. “I can’t even put into words how we are feeling. Nothing seems to fit the enormity of this moment for us. We are beyond proud of our Mighty Girl.”

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The Daily Mail reports the young girl went through a major spinal procedure in May, and doctors said she probably would not walk for six months. Two months later, she proved her doctors wrong.

In the video, Maya grins widely and then giggles for joy as she takes her first steps without a walker or crutches.

“I am walking! Yes!” she says, as her older brother watches. “I even took a big step.”

“She’s doing it. You’ve done it for like a minute,” her brother says.

Young Maya’s joy is contagious, and tens of thousands of people have watched the video online.

“Maya has an indomitable spirit and joy that lights up our world,” the family wrote in a post this week.