Former Miss Colombia Daniella Alvarez dances three weeks after leg amputation

'We must be resilient in life'

Chelsea Ritschel
Wednesday 08 July 2020 15:56
Former Miss Colombia dances three weeks after leg amputation

Former Miss Colombia Daniella Alvarez has shared an inspirational video of herself dancing, three weeks after having her left leg amputated.

On Wednesday, the 32-year-old shared the video showing her dancing to Elvis Crespo's Besos de Coral with her brother Ricki.

“Putting swing to life with my favourite partner,” Alvarez captioned the clip, which sees the siblings smiling as they sway and dip to the music. “Difficulties don't matter! We must be resilient in life!”

In the comments, Alvarez’s brother wrote: “My favourite partner forever!”

The beauty pageant winner’s return to dancing comes after she had to have her left foot and part of her leg amputated due to complications following a routine surgery, according to Hola!

According to the outlet, Alvarez was having a lump in her abdomen removed when doctors noticed that blood was not flowing to her left leg and chose to amputate to prevent other medical issues.

On 14 June, Alvarez, who won Miss Colombia in 2011, opened up about the amputation on Instagram, where she shared a compilation of photos showing her surrounded by family in the hospital.

“I want to share with all of you the new me, I love my body the same as before, and am happy to be in the world and be able to tackle all of the new challenges that lay ahead,” she wrote. “I know that with God’s help everything is possible.

"‘Feet, why do I need them when I have wings to fly’ Let’s keep moving forward.”

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