2 Weeks After Losing Her Leg, This 8-Year-Old Was Back in the Dance Studio

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When adversity strikes, some of us can't help but curl up, shrink back, and take the hit. But then there are those of us, like 8-year-old Tessa Puma, who don't let anything hold us back. According to Inside Edition at just 6 years old, Puma contracted strep, which ultimately made its way into her bloodstream. The disease caused a flesh-eating bacteria that would eventually lead to her leg being amputated just above the knee. The vivacious girl was given just a 20 percent chance of survival, but two years later she's not only surviving -- she's thriving. 

A week after getting her prosthetic leg, she was walking. A week after that? She was back in the studio. And today? Well, see for yourself: