There is nothing easy about tragedy. There is nothing easy about loss. But Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the 32-year-old dancer who lost her left foot after being hit by the second bomb in Boston, is handling both of those things a MILLION times better than most people deal with losing $100 at the slot machines in Atlantic City. Of course, losing a foot and losing a Benjamin are far from comparable, but I’ll be damned if Adrianne hasn’t put all of my current worries to shame with her courageous attitude in the face of an event that will change the way she lives her life forever.
Haslet-Davis, a dance instructor at the Arthur Murray Studio in Park Plaza, Boston, has that kind of Care Bear glow about her. She just beams with good energy, even in the photo of her in the hospital with her husband and her newly amputated leg.
“Dancing is my life,” she said. “Yeah, having my foot blown off, that really sucks. But I can’t wallow in woe is me.”
“I can’t let some[one] come along and steal my whole life,” says Adrianne. “So, I’ll dance again. And next year, though I’ve never been a runner, yes, I plan to run the marathon.”
New mantra: If Adrianne can overcome the loss of her foot, if Britney can get through 2007, then by golly, I can _____ ____ ______ ___!!!!!!! (Fill in your own blanks here.)
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