4-year-old girl warms hearts with her first steps

Maya previously walked with support. Source Instagram  MightyMissMayaMore

She was then diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy at 2 years old.

Maya Tisdale was born as a micro preemie weighing only 1 pound back in 2013.

Maya, 4, has cerebral palsy. The illness left her unable to stand on her own for more than a few seconds and required her to use a walker.

The incredulous young girl shrieks excitedly that she even did a "big step".

Two months ago, Maya had major surgery on her spine in the hopes of giving her more control over her leg and back muscles.

"People asked us, 'you're not crying in the video; why aren't you crying.' Our eyes were like saucers", she said.

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Maya's mother, Ann Tisdale, posted a video of the milestone to social media on Sunday. "Because of her CP, Maya is now unable to stand on her own for more than a few seconds, or walk without the use of walker". I can't even put into words how we are feeling.

"I'm walking!. I'm walking!" Good job, Maya and keep on walking! "She loves sitting criss cross on the floor, walking with her canes, flexing her feet, wiggling her toes and most of all dancing".

In May of this year, Maya's family traveled to St. Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri where Maya had undergone a surgical procedure known as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.

Seven weeks after her surgery, Maya took a few steps on her own which left her parents stunned. "She's just kind of blowing it out of the water", Tisdale said.

"Despite these challenges, Maya gives it her all every day. She's going to continue with physical therapy five days a week, just like we've been doing, and get stronger and practice her skill of walking", she said.

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