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Venezuelan woman whose leg was amputated after freak accident shows off her SALSA DANCING

A Venezuelan woman whose entire leg was amputated after a freak accident has become an online star thanks to her incredible salsa dancing skills.   

Andreyna Hernandez, a  29-year-old dancer and swimmer, was sitting outside of her dance studio on June 26, 2016, when a tree fell on her and crushed her leg, changing her life forever.   

Nearly five years after she had her leg amputated, the mom has gone viral after taking to Instagram to share videos of herself salsa dancing on one leg, showing off her amazing balance and grace. 

Amazing: Amputee Andreyna Hernandez, 29, from Venezuela, has gone viral after showing of her incredible salsa dancing skills 

Taking the stage: Hernandez was participating in a community event with her dance academy when she footage was filmed

Taking the stage: Hernandez was participating in a community event with her dance academy when she footage was filmed

Taking the stage: Hernandez was participating in a community event with her dance academy when she footage was filmed 

Love of love: Hernandez was joined by the school's director, Robert Terán, who is also her partner in both dance and life

Love of love: Hernandez was joined by the school’s director, Robert Terán, who is also her partner in both dance and life

Hernandez was participating in a community event with her dance academy, which took place in the same area where her accident had occurred.

Dressed in a bright yellow, pink, and purple leotard, Hernandez was joined by the school’s director, Robert Terán, who is also her dance partner and boyfriend.

The footage shows her gracefully shaking her hips and spinning with Terán’s help during their incredible performance.

‘I’ve been dancing since I can remember because I like it,’ she said, noting that she has been a professional Cuban salsa dancer for 14 years.  

Popular: The clips have been viewed more than 133,000 times combined and have received hundreds of comments praising her performance

Popular: The clips have been viewed more than 133,000 times combined and have received hundreds of comments praising her performance

Say cheese! Hernandez, who was dressed in bright yellow, pink and purple leotard, used crutches while posing for a photo with her mom

Say cheese! Hernandez, who was dressed in bright yellow, pink and purple leotard, used crutches while posing for a photo with her mom (pictured)

Say cheese! Hernandez, who was dressed in bright yellow, pink and purple leotard, used crutches while posing for a photo with her mom (right)

Freak accident: The dancer was sitting outside of her dance studio on June 26, 2016, when a tree fell on her and crushed her leg

Freak accident: The dancer was sitting outside of her dance studio on June 26, 2016, when a tree fell on her and crushed her leg

Life-changing moment: Hernandez's leg was crushed and  had to be amputated

Life-changing moment: Hernandez’s leg was crushed and  had to be amputated 

Grateful: While she was worried she would have to have both of her legs amputated, her right leg healed successfully

Grateful: While she was worried she would have to have both of her legs amputated, her right leg healed successfully 

Hernandez had to take two years off to recover from her leg amputation, but she returned to the dance floor as soon as possible.   

‘From the first moment that I found out I could dance again, nothing stopped me,’ Hernandez wrote in the caption of one of her videos. 

‘I’ll keep doing what I love until the end of time.’ 

The clips have been viewed more than 133,000 times combined and have received hundreds of comments praising her performance. 

However, this isn’t the first time Hernandez has gone viral. 

Resilient: Hernandez had to take two years off to recover from her leg amputation, but she returned to the dance floor as soon as possible

Resilient: Hernandez had to take two years off to recover from her leg amputation, but she returned to the dance floor as soon as possible

Wow: Last year, when she was pregnant with her youngest daughter Abril, she posted a TikTok video of herself dancing with her boyfriend  that has been viewed more than 1.2 million times

Wow: Last year, when she was pregnant with her youngest daughter Abril, she posted a TikTok video of herself dancing with her boyfriend  that has been viewed more than 1.2 million times

Family: Hernandez and Terán christened their youngest daughter last month. They also have a nine-year-old daughter named Melanie

Family: Hernandez and Terán christened their youngest daughter last month. They also have a nine-year-old daughter named Melanie

The mother of two has nearly 80,000 followers on Instagram and a whopping 204,700 on TikTok, where she frequently posts videos. 

Last year, when she was pregnant with her youngest daughter Abril, she posted a TikTok video of herself dancing with her boyfriend while showing off her baby bump.

The impressive footage has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.  

Hernandez and Terán also have a nine-year-old daughter named Melanie.  

‘Dancing means everything to me because it is a way of expressing myself, and that takes me to another world where it relaxes me,’ she said. ‘I don’t think about anything and it makes me feel good. 

‘Dancing is happiness, tranquillity for me. Dancing is life.’




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