Haitian amputee makes comeback on dance floor

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
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"I'm not focused on what people say about me or how society sees me," says Exantus, who married his girlfriend in July on a dance floor.

If some see him as something of an outcast, his friends find inspiration: He's not one for self-pity; he was determined to dance again, and did. He's part of a Latin dance company and gives classes.

"Some victims of Jan. 12 stay in the same place and they can't do anything," says dance partner and friend Modeline Gene Arhan, 26. "Georges has a goal. He's always thinking of where he's going."

He's already made one dream come true.

"As long as I'm living," Exantus says, "I'm going to dance."

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