Traffic Accident Took Her Arm, But It Didn’t Stop Her From Becoming A Violin Virtuoso (Video)
In 2004, 20-year-old Ito Manami was studying to be a nurse and dreamed of helping others, when she got into a bad traffic accident. As she received news that they would have to amputate her right arm, she thought her career was over.
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After the shock passed, Ito decided to do rehabilitation through sports and took up swimming. With much training and effort, she became a Paralympic athlete and even took part in the Paralympic Games in Beijing and London.
Ito had already become an example of strength and perseverance, but this was only the beginning. With the help of a prosthesis attached to her shoulder, she learned to play the violin with dedication that won over internet users from all over the world.
A video, in which Manami Ito plays a song from the animated film "Spirited Away," went viral and already has more than 5 million views on Facebook.
In addition to that, she managed to graduate to become the first nurse with a prosthesis in Japan.
Ito also got married and has a daughter, and as if all this wasn’t enough, she still gives motivational talks to encourage people not to give up on their dreams.
Ito is a great example for many people. And now that her video has gained worldwide fame, she has also become an example of willpower for people in every corner of the world.
How about you? Did you feel inspired by Ito's strength? Share this story with your friends and family, so they also know that no reason is good enough to stop fighting for your dreams.