Ballerina Michaela DePrince's Inspiring Story

By: Erika Hayasaki

Michaela DePrince lost her family as a girl in Sierra Leone; now she's a world-class ballerina, her triumph soon to be a Hollywood movie. But her biggest goal? To inspire young girls.

When she met her prospective mother, Orphan Number 27 was wearing a vomit-stained dress. She'd been living at the shelter, home to 26 other children in her native Sierra Leone, ever since her father was murdered in the country's brutal civil war and her mother died from fever. Only four...

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