Boston Marathon bombing survivor dances again

Boston Marathon bombing survivor dances again

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor dances again

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 6:43 AM

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 dress that showed off a new prosthetic leg as she twirled across the floor with a partner to a version of "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 Haslet-Davis 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.

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