Gabe Adams, 17, was born without arms and legs, but he’s not letting his lack of limbs stop him from showing off on the dance floor.
The Kaysville, Utah teen first performed in seventh grade, doing a contemporary hip hop dance in a talent show.
"I got into dancing because I wanted to prove to myself and other people around me that there was more to me than the kid that was in the wheelchair or the kid who didn't have an extra activity to do and stuff like that," Adams told KSL.com.
The teen suffers from hanhart syndrome, according to Fox13, and spent most of his life in a wheelchair. Hanhart syndrome is a rare condition that primarily affects the craniofacial region and the limbs, according to the National Institutes of Health. The cause is not fully understood.
Most of Adams’ dance training has been either self-taught or with the Davis High School dance team. While he’s no longer a student there, he plans to attend dance class at his new high school, Dixie High School in St. George, Utah and aims to join a competitive team outside of school.
Adams’ mother said she’d always encouraged the teen to live his life without limits.
“He’s done way more even than we thought he could do so it’s pretty awesome,” Janelle Adams told KSL.