The Michigan girl traveled to St. Louis in March to undergo selective dorsal rhizotomy, which doctors predicted would allow her to walk independently for the first time after undergoing extensive physical therapy.
"I even did a big step".
The girl was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a year old.
Her family calls her their "Mighty Girl" and we can absolutely see why.
"I'm walking! Yes!" Maya exclaims in the heartwarming video.
Maya, who is four, had to use canes and walkers to move around before her surgery.
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.
"Maya still has CP", Ann Tisdale told ABC News.
On May 9, 2018, Maya traveled from her home in MI to St. Louis, Missouri, to have selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery.
This simple moment most of us take for granted is nothing short of a miracle, as doctors believed Maya wouldn't be able to walk for another six months following a major spinal procedure in early May, Daily Mail reported. "She's just kind of blowing it out of the water".
While she celebrated this joyous moment for her daughter, Tisdale said Maya had a "long road of learning" ahead of her.
According to her mother, friends and family call 4-year-old Maya "Mighty Miss Maya".
"Despite these challenges, Maya gives it her all every day".
The now-viral clip shows Maya sitting on a small bench and teetering for her first two steps before plopping back down on the seat. Physical therapy can help loosen muscles but, depending on the severity, some children may never walk and others may need a walker, braces or other forms of mobility assistance. She still has the damage in her brain and she still has some tightness in her legs.