Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Dancer Who Lost Foot in Boston Marathon Bombing Vows to Take to the Floor Again

A week ago, Adrianne Haslet and her husband, Adam Davis, were watching the Boston Marathon from the sidelines. Then the bombs went off.
Davis, a U.S. airman, had just returned from Afghanistan.
"We sat up and I said, 'Wait, my foot hurts.' And then he held up my foot and we both just screamed
bloody murder," she told ABC News today during a phone call from Boston Medical Center. "I didn't feel heat from it. I just felt air and then I fell to the ground."
The blast had torn off the dancer's left foot - a devastating loss for the ballroom dance instructor at Boston's Arthur Murray Studios. The bombings killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured at least 200 people.
Haslet, who appeared on the cover of the Boston Herald this morning, said she had not lost her spirit.
"I absolutely want to dance again," she said.
Dr. Linda Arslanian, a physical therapist at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, said Haslett likely would dance again thanks to the advancement of prosthetic technology.
"If they were walking before they had their amputation, we can have them walk again," she said. "Much depends on the level of their amputation and all of it depends on what their goals and objectives are."

1 comment:

kevin smith said...

She needs to see her doctor immediately for this type of pain. Diabetics can get some horrible foot pain and eventually ulcers, which is the number one reason that diabetics have to undergo amputations so often.

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