On Wednesday, a woman who lost part of her leg during the Boston Marathon bombing took the stage and wowed the audience with her dance routine.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a 32-year-old former dance instructor, was a spectator at the Boston Marathon in 2013 with her husband when the second bomb exploded. She lost part of her leg that day, but she refused to let the injury disrupt her life.
She also showed the world she was kind of a badass:
"Dancing is my life. Yeah, having my foot blown off, that really sucks. But I can't wallow in woe is me...I can't let some (expletive) come along and steal my whole life. So, I'll dance again."
On Wednesday, she made good on that vow. Via Time:
Outfitted with a computerized prosthetic, 33-year-old Adrianne Haslet-Davis performed "Ring My Bells" by Enrique Iglesias with dance partner Christian Lightner, Mashable reports. She received a standing ovation from the capacity crowd at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, which included former Vice President Al Gore.
The man who designed Haslet-Davis' high-tech prosthetic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate professor Hugh Hugh, was also in attendance. A double-amputee himself, he designed the bionic limb after meeting Haslet-Davis last year with the specific intent that it could be used for dancing.
UM NO THAT'S OK I AM NOT CRYING. THIS IS SOME SAND I GOT IN MY EYE FROM EARLIER. BRB.
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