A young teen is dancing her way to recovery.
Maegan Johnson took to Facebook early last month to share a personal post about an aneurysm and stroke she experienced, and how Britney Spears’ song “Toxic” was instrumental in her remarkable recovery. The 13-year-old accompanied her story with a fierce video performance of her dancing to the song, which has racked up over 2 million views as of Monday.
Sure enough, Queen Brit responded on Facebook on Friday, commending Maegan for her strength and resilience, and killer dance moves.
“I’m so inspired by you and I’m touched my music helped you get through such a difficult time,” Spears wrote. “#JustKeepDancing, sweetie!! You are AMAZING! ❤❤❤”
The Alabama teen had a ruptured brain aneurysm when she was just 7 years old. After being airlifted to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, she then experienced a stroke during a procedure, Maegan explains in the Facebook post.
“The first week the doctors told my parents not to expect a good outcome,” she wrote. Unable to speak for over a month following the procedure, Maegan had to to communicate with people by writing, and became depressed.
But that all changed when someone played one of Maegan’s CDs and “Toxic” came on. “I smiled, tried moving my hips and lifting my arm waving it back and forth in the air trying to dance,” she wrote. “That song was incorporated in ALL Therapy Sessions. It has been our hope to get my story to Britney.”
We're certainly glad it did!
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