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4/26/2013 (3 years ago)

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Declares 'dancing is my life' and 'If we're afraid, the enemy wins'

Professional dancer Adrianne Haslet, who had part of her leg amputated after being injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, is set to appear on "Dancing With The Stars" TV show. The ballroom says that she is "honored" to make a guest appearance on the show, adding that "dancing is my life" and that "if we're afraid, the enemy wins."

Haslet hasn't given much thought about the Russian-born brothers, one dead, one alive, who authorities said are responsible for the attack. Haslet said she trusts law-enforcement officials will do what's best.

Haslet hasn't given much thought about the Russian-born brothers, one dead, one alive, who authorities said are responsible for the attack. Haslet said she trusts law-enforcement officials will do what's best.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/26/2013 (3 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Adrianne Haslet, Boston Marathon bombings, amputees, dancers, couple, tragedy, Dancing with the Stars


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The show's host Tom Bergeron promised viewers that Haslet will appear in next week's episode. "We were all very moved by her inspirational outlook. We'll tell you how we hope to be part of her recovery," Bergeron added.

"But if she has the determination and she has the passion - and it sounds like she does - she's going to run that marathon and she's going to be dancing again. It's not going to slow her down."

Adrianne Haslet has become a highly visible reminder of amputees who are struggling to recover from the Boston bombings.

"I absolutely want to dance again and I also want to run the marathon next year," Haslet says. "I will crawl across the finish line, literally crawl, if it means I finish it."

The blast from the second explosion knocked Haslet off her feet from about four feet away. The Boston woman, an Arthur Murray Dance Studio employee, thought she was going to die when she looked down and saw how her body had been mutilated.

She's had one surgery to amputate her left foot, and another in which doctors amputated more of the same leg below her knee.

A few mere hours before the bombing, Haslet was basking in the joy of having her husband home again. Two weeks earlier, the Air Force captain had returned from a four-month deployment in Afghanistan.

On Patriots' Day morning, the couple was walking near the marathon's finish line when the second explosion left them tangled in a heap on the ground and Haslet saw something was wrong with her foot.

Haslet was able to crawl toward a restaurant door, before someone dragged her toward a staircase. Her injured husband took off his belt to make a tourniquet for her.

"I just prayed that I had a number that was high enough to get help," she said. "I just kept screaming out, 'I'm a ballroom dancer! I'm a ballroom dancer! Just save my foot!'"

Haslet learned the terrible news the following day. She woke up at Boston Medical Center and saw her mother.

"I told my mom 'My foot feels like it's asleep.' And she said, 'Adrianne, you don't have a foot anymore.'"

Haslet hasn't given much thought about the Russian-born brothers, one dead, one alive, who authorities said are responsible for the attack. Haslet said she trusts law-enforcement officials will do what's best.

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