A survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing said the event has not stopped her from living life to the fullest — even flying to Vancouver to be part of a Fashion Week show celebrating body diversity.
Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer, lost her left leg below her knee in the terrorist attack.
She remembers the morning of April 15, 2013 clearly.
“That morning I was taking a day off from being a full-time dancer … I turned on the television just to hear Lelisa Desisa had won the 2013 Boston Marathon and it is his first Boston Marathon.
“I just though, oh my gosh, I can’t believe that someone would … be able to run 26.2 miles [in his first Boston marathon and win]. I then couldn’t lounge on the couch, and I went down to watch a little bit of the marathon and took myself down to lunch.”
Haslet was at a spot near the finish line with most of the crowd, when she heard a loud bang. She felt the ground shake and the air fill up with black smoke.