Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced.” One mother, Dana Florence, didn’t want her daughter to lose any days, so she decided to help her 6-year-old little girl, who is suffering from cerebral palsy, dance.
With the help of a device called, Firefly Upsee, a mother can lead walking or dancing by placing her child’s feet in strapped sandals — attached to an adult pair — and suspend the child's body upright with a harness fastened to an adult hip belt. It’s similar to the idea of stepping on someone’s toes when they lead in a slow dance. Except in this case, the child is facing forward.
"We were all blown away by how well she did with it," Florence told The Huffington Post. “It was really a new experience for her, and for me as a mom."
Florence posted a video of she and her daughter dancing to Taylor Swift's famous song, "I Knew You Were Trouble." See the little girl smile from ear-to-ear as she dances and enjoys the music in the video below:
"It was so beautiful, [she was able to] move in ways that she never moved before," Florence told The Huffington Post.
Florence is the co-founder of Three To Be, which is a foundation that aims to help children with neurological disorders. She has three children of her own suffering from cerebral palsy. She received a trial to use the Upsee device with her children.
There are about 500,000 children under the age of 18 who currently have cerebral palsy, and with devices like Firefly Upsee, it can completely change their lives.