Haitian amputee makes comeback on dance floor

Associated Press
In this Jan. 20, 2013 photo, professional dancer Georges Exantus, right, performs with Modeline Gene Arhan during a show in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Exantus thought he’d never dance again. The earthquake three years ago in Haiti’s capital flattened the apartment where he was living where he spent three days trapped under a heap of jagged rubble. After friends dug him out, doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee. Three years later, the 32-year-old professional dancer is back on the floor, spinning away as he does the salsa, cha-cha and samba. A prosthetic leg doesn’t hold him back. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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The 2010 earthquake in Haiti's capital flattened the apartment where Georges Exantus was living and he spent three days trapped under jagged rubble. After friends dug him out, doctors amputated his right leg just below the knee. Three years later, the 31-year-old professional dancer is back on the floor, spinning away as he does the salsa, cha-cha and samba. A prosthetic leg doesn't hold him back.

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