After a devastating injury that left him paralyzed several months ago, a 7-year-old is learning to dance again and nothing can stop him.
Inside Edition reports that Bruce Mansy is learning to get his groove on after a spinal cord injury paralyzed him last September.
A driver reportedly failed to yield and crashed into the car driven by his father. The other passengers, his sister Carrie, 3, and brother Jacob, 11 escaped the accident with minor injuries.
But today and with the help of Project Walk, Mansy is learning to dance again with strapped cables that help to hold him up.
“Seeing him be able to move again with his dance rhythm even though he’s still on a harness, it’s very encouraging because he’s happy again,” his mom, Lyhoy Mansy, 33, said. “He’s able to move and dance in a way where it’s different, but he’s still expressing himself.”
His mother tells Inside Edition that doctors were telling them there was no chance of recovery, sensation or hope of movement.
Several weeks after the accident Lyhoy and her husband, Samuel, 33, revealed that their young son was suffering from depression. Despite his energy and outgoing attitude, they would catch him staring off into the distance and daydreaming when he saw other children playing
That’s when they decided to send him off to physical therapy with Project Walk, an organization that specializes in helping those with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet.
“He just wanted to come home,” Samuel said. “The hospital made him work harder, listen, follow instructions, and there was no complaint at all.”
During rehabilitation, Mansy used his love of dance as a motivating factor and trained his body to move again by doing the Whip, the Nae Nae and the ‘Stanky Leg.’
“The harness,” his mom said. “That’s what makes him dance.”
The therapy has given their son a new confidence as the 7-year-old says, “It feels like I’m famous, like a rock star.”
If you would like to help support the family through Bruce Mansy’s treatment, visit their GoFundMe page. The family is hoping to raise $100,000 to cover the costs for his rehabiliation.