Watch The Incredibly Joyous Reaction Of A 4-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Taking Her First Steps (Video)

(Good News Network) Because the youngster has always wanted to walk on her own, she underwent a special surgery seven weeks ago that was meant to reduce the pain of walking and increase her mobility. The doctors said that with intensive physical therapy, she was expected to start walking independently within six months to a year following the procedure.

So when she finally took her first steps at the Tisdale’s home in Traverse City, Michigan, it was an emotional moment for the entire family.

Maya’s parents and brother can be heard encouraging the youngster as she finally stands up – and after she takes a shaky step, Maya’s face breaks into a beaming smile.