This Amazing Performer Lost a Leg, but Kept on Dancing

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Evan Ruggiero shows off his impressive tap-dancing skills.
Evan Ruggiero shows off his impressive tap-dancing skills.

Evan Ruggiero is proof that you never have to give up on your dreams, no matter what life throws at you. The Montclair State Musical Theater major has been an accomplished dancer since age 5, and loves nothing more than to tap dance. He was devastated to find out he had bone cancer, which was quickly spreading to the rest of his body. His right leg had to be amputated, but what happened next was nothing short of incredible.

We spoke to this inspiring young man backstage at "Ellen," where he discussed why he fell in love with tap dancing, and how losing his leg has changed his outlook on life.



Watch Evan's full interview and amazing performance on "Ellen" right here!