Boston Marathon bombing survivor dances again

By News Staff



Information provided by the Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) A professional dancer has taken the stage for the first time since losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year.

Thirty-three-year-old Adrianne Haslet-Davis of Boston danced at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday.

Haslet-Davis wore a white sparkling short dress that showed off a new prosthetic leg as she twirled across the floor with a partner.

The two danced to a shortened version of the song “Ring My Bells” by Enrique Iglesias.

MIT professor Hugh Herr started designing the bionic leg specifically for dancing after visiting Haslet-Davis in the hospital. Herr says he wanted her to be able to get back to what she loved doing.          

Haslet-Davis finished the performance with a huge smile on her face as she wiped a tear from her cheek.

Photo courtesy: James Duncan Davidson/AP Photo

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