9-Year-Old Double-Amputee A Star At New York Fashion Week

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It’s always inspiring to hear stories of children who make their dreams come true. And hearing of those with severe challenges reaching for more and achieving in spite of those challenges inspires us to reach for our dreams. If they can do, we can too. This little girl is an inspiration to us all. Spoiler alert. You will be amazed, inspired and maybe get the chills. Way to go Daisy-May!!!

From CBS News Via MSN.com

“Daisy-May Demetre is, in many ways, just like any fifth-grader. In school, she prefers English over math, and loves gymnastics. But it’s her moves on the runway that exude the most confidence.

Yesterday, she became the first child double-amputee to walk in a show at New York Fashion Week.

“I feel proud of myself,” she said.

Demetre was born in Birmingham, England with a rare condition that required both of her legs to be amputated.

But that hasn’t stopped her from strutting her stuff. Here she is at London Kids Fashion Week in April, where she even broke out a cartwheel:

“Daisy’s a special, unique child doing stuff all the doctors told me would never really be possible,” said her dad, Alex. He said his daughter’s blossoming modeling career came seemingly by chance.

“It just so happened on the TV pops up a disabled modeling agency,” he told CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan. He asked Daisy-May, “Do you want to be a supermodel?”

Her reply? “Yes!”  Read the full article HERE.