The spiteful comment almost put an end to Nila Morton’s love of shaking her moves, but through sheer determination she has come out the other side smiling…and bopping away to her heart’s content.
A troll told the 21-year-old, who has CMD, she looked ‘weird’ dancing in her wheelchair after she upload a few pics on social media.
However, after posting more images after coming off the platforms Nila, from South Carolina, is back in business.
She wrote on Twitter: ‘I was kinda nervous about posting because this is way outta my comfort zone and I know some people will judge but I felt beautiful.’
Morton may have attracted one pathetic response, but now her recent post has ranked up more than 500,000 likes.
Following up her previous post Nila wrote: ‘I used to be embarrassed to dance because one time a guy told me I looked retarded.
‘For many years I wouldn’t dance in front of people. Now I’m more confident in myself and I don’t care if I do look weird when I dance. I’m living my best life and give no fucks what anyone has to say.’
Morton told Metro.co.uk: ‘I’m the only one in the state of South Carolina with my disease and at a time my diagnosis was number 96 in the whole wide world.
‘My disability doesn’t affect my self-esteem because I learned to live with it, not allow it to define me.
‘This is my normal and I love it. It makes me stand out and be unique. It’s just some people who will make hurtful comments.’
The budding dancer added: ‘I realise that those people just are small-minded.
‘The Twitter attention made me happy. I was glad that people could see I’m more than my disability. I can still be viewed as beautiful along with a wheelchair.’
Nila Morton said she wants to show other people with disabilities they can be beautiful and sexy.
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