From Dancing to Amputation and Back Again

January 2, 2019

Evan Ruggiero was a sophomore in college when one day, he woke up with an intense pain in his leg. Since he spent many hours a day dancing, he initially thought it might be a minor injury. He got an X-ray anyway, and the results ended up being much more severe: an osteosarcoma diagnosis.

Evan Ruggiero was a sophomore in college when one day, he woke up with an intense pain in his leg. Since he spent many hours a day dancing, he initially thought it might be a minor injury. He got an X-ray anyway, and the results ended up being much more severe: an osteosarcoma diagnosis.

After multiple surgeries, Evan eventually had his leg amputated. But that did not stop him from getting back to the art he loved: tap dancing. In this interview, CURE editor Brielle Benyon talks to Evan about what was going through his mind when he was first diagnosed, and what kept him inspired to start tapping once again.

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