Boston Marathon bomb survivor, Adrianne Haslet, vows to keep on dancing

Adrianne HasletIt has been 18 days since the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon.   There have been many stories of valor and selflessness that occurred in the immediate aftermath of the bombings.   Two weeks ago Suspect #2 was captured.  As I stated in that post, I refuse to publicize the names of terrorists.  I will not give them a platform on this blog to publicize their names or pictures.  I also emphasized that we should now remember the victims of this tragedy.  We should remember those still struggling to recover and those who will always be struggling to recover.

It saddens me that already it seems the news media has ceased to talk about the victims and/or those injured.  Instead we are bombarded with the latest developments in the Jodi Arias trial.  It seems like our priorities aren’t skewed.

This week I am dedicating my “praise of the week” to Adrianne Haslet.  Adrianne is a professional ballroom dancer who cheered on the sidelines during the race alongside her husband who had just come back from his deployment in Afghanistan.  Adrianne’s left foot was amputated as a result of her injuries.  ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” featured this segment on their result show this week.

Adrianne’s optimism and determination is tremendously inspiring.  It is her attitude that I think best exemplifies the American spirit.  Evil people might hurt us, but they will never keep us down.  I am not ashamed to admit that I got teary-eyed watching the video.  I cannot wait to see her dance on the show.  I will keep you updated on her progress.

I hope you found this story as inspirational as I do.


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4 responses to “Boston Marathon bomb survivor, Adrianne Haslet, vows to keep on dancing”

  1. JF Owen says :

    I’m anxious to see her dance on the show. I hope it might be this fall, but that might be too soon. They’re doing amazing things with prosthetics now, especially with microprocessors assists.

    It’s heartbreaking that the need for those advances exists but exciting and heart warming that science and engineering folks are stepping up to the plate to meet the need.

    She’s an exceptional young lady and I have no doubt that she’ll persevere.

    • realtalkrealdebate says :

      Yeah I was hoping it would probably be this fall that she would dance. I think they aren’t sure that’s why they didn’t give a date.

      She’s definitely exceptional and her vibrant spirit is what I think is a great representation of the American spirit. I will be watching her progress and posting about it.

      Thanks for the comment!

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