A 16-year-old girl who lost her arms and legs to a deadly virus plays piano in front of a crowd for the first time in this emotional clip.
Brave Bella Tucker won cheers and a standing ovation after plucking up the courage to perform ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to a room of 200 people at a talent show.
The inspirational teenager learned the instrument after being struck down by a deadly virus aged eight which her parents at first thought was the flu.
Her dad Rich Tucker, 48, says it turned her entire body PURPLE after infecting her bloodstream and left the the little girl on the brink of death.
Miraculously she battled back but had to have all four limbs amputated to save her life and after eight months in hospital and intensive physio, she took up piano lessons.
Now she practises whenever she can and has mastered the skill of performing beautiful songs by pressing keys with the stumps of her arms.
Bella, of Pelham, New Hampshire, USA, said: “I use the tip of my arms to press the keys and I simplify the music so I play no more than two notes at a time.
“I always enjoy hearing the end product of a song. ”