In 2013, Adrianne Haslet was one of the 17 people who had lost their limbs in the Boston bombing, which killed 3 and injured 264. She had lost most of her left leg, and had to get a prosthetic one in its place.
Haslet was determined to not let the terror attack take away her verve, and she has returned to the Boston marathon every year since.
In 2014, she walked across the finish line. In 2015, Haslet, who is also a ballroom dancer, danced on the finish line. This year, she’s ready to participate in the marathon as a runner.
Haslet will be running along with 31 members of the One Fund community, made of up survivors of the Boston bombing and their families and supporters.
While training for the marathon, Haslet had suffered a hip flexor injury.
“It was about finding another challenge, and finding a new day,” she told ABC News. “There was a point in my life I wasn’t a ballroom dancer, either.”
She will run on behalf of the Oklahoma City-based Limbs for Life Foundation, which gives prosthetics to those that can’t afford them.