She Did It! Boston Bombing Survivor Dances Again
And she may even run the next marathon.
Last year, ballroom dancer and instructor Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left foot after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, inspired the nation by calmly and courageoulsy vowing to dance again from the very hospital bed where she recovered.
"When I dance I don't care about anything at all," said Haslet-Davis. "I absolutely want to dance again, and will dance again," she added.
Fast forward to March 2014, after 200 days of hard work and determination, when Haslet-Davis delivered on her promise by stepping onto the stage and dancing the rumba on her new protestic leg with partner Christian Lightner to "raucous applause from the crowd."
The performance followed a TED talk by multiple amputee and bionic designer Hugh Herr, who highlighted the extraordinary advances in prosthetics. Herr insists there is no such thing as a disabled person or a broken person, just broken technology and an inadequate environment.
And Adrianne Haslet-Davis' story seems to corroborate this statement. "Conquering that out on that stage felt like accomplishing something I have been waiting my entire life to accomplish," she said. "The feeling is priceless. It took me a long time to even listen to music after the marathon. To dance again is incredible," she said. "I was always determined to dance again, and I knew that I had to, that I would, and here I am. I'm a survivor, not a victim," she added.
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