Adrianne Haslet-Davis: Ready to Dance Again


Adrianne TK (Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)

Adrianne Haslet-Davis (Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP)

Last spring, we introduced you to Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost her left foot as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Her story is heartbreaking, to say the least, but from the moment tragedy struck, Adrianne presented an optimistic, hopeful and, frankly, beautiful outlook.

“I can’t let some[one] come along and steal my whole life,” the ballroom dance instructor said. “And next year, though I’ve never been a runner, yes, I plan to run the marathon.”

Now, with this year’s Boston Marathon coming up in just a few weeks, Adrianne is inspiring as ever. She will take the stage today at a TED conference in Vancouver debuting a prosthetic leg “fit for dancing.” The leg, designed by MIT’s Hugh Herr (a double amputee himself), was made specifically for Adrianne after the two met at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital after the bombings.

Herr assured Adrianne she would dance again.

And today, at the TED Conference, she plans to do just that. Click here to read more about the leg Herr designed for Adrianne.

(Adrianne will also perform on an upcoming episode of “Dancing with the Stars!”)

About Alison Feller

Alison Feller is a frequent contributor to Dance Spirit.
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