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- Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller appeared on The Doctors and shared a clip from the show to her Instagram.
- In the clip, Abby stands up out of her wheelchair and takes several steps using a walker.
- Abby has been using a wheelchair since her cancer diagnosis with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that impacts immune cells.
Abby Lee Miller took a big leap forward in her recovery on The Doctors today, and was rewarded with a standing ovation. The reason for the applause? Abby, who has been using a wheelchair since her cancer diagnosis and subsequent spinal surgery, was standing.
Abby shared a clip from her appearance on Instagram. In the video, Abby stands up slowly from her wheelchair with the help of a walker. Still tentative, she holds onto the walker and takes one small step and then another. The audience erupts with rounds of applause. Abby looks a bit shocked.
The reality star included a bit more of what was going through her mind. She captioned the clip: “Watching this made me cry! Thank you @thedoctorstv for letting me share my story with the world! Dr Lawrence Piro, Dr Hooman Mellomed, Dr Christopher Boudakian, Dr Simoni for your wisdom and kindness. My PT was so amazing, CRI is the best! I’m not nearly as strong as I was during this taping. I have a long way to go – if there’s 1 thing I know, it’s that I’m a fighter and there’s no such thing as “can’t”!”
Check out the extended clip showing Abby’s appearance on The Doctors:
Abby previously told Women’s Health: “My goal is to walk again. I know I’ll probably never walk around Disney World or the airport, but I’m hopeful I can walk for short distances and get some normalcy back in the future.”
It looks like she is well on her way to achieving that goal.